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Dolphins release Williams, plan to move on from Albert

Mitchell, Ekpre-Olomu also released

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MIAMI GARDENS. Fla. – The Miami Dolphins released three players Thursday, including defensive end Mario Williams.  

The team also plans to reportedly move forward without starting left tackle Branden Albert.

The NFL Network originally reported that the Dolphins will release Albert,  However, when the Dolphins saw that there was interest for Albert, the team decided to keep him on the roster, for now.

The team will see if Albert has trade value. If not, the 9-year veteran signed by the Dolphins in 2014 could still be released.

Albert has battled injuries during his time with the Dolphins.

The Dolphins drafted Laremy Tunsil in the first round of the 2016 draft and expect him to take over on the left side of the offensive line.

Williams signed as a free agent in 2016, but quickly fell out of favor. Williams played in just 13 games, with 5 starts.

The team also released defensive tackle Earl Mitchell and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.