The Miami Dolphins have offically announced the signing of DE Mario Williams.
- Mike Garafolo reports that Williams receives a two-year contract worth $17 million and includes another $3 million available in incentives.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) March 9, 2016
- Cole adds that this could lead to the Dolphins releasing DE Cameron Wake.
- According to Cole, the Dolphins are still trying to figure out way to replace DE Olivier Vernon and remove the transition tag, which would net them a compensatory pick in 2017 once he signs elsewhere.
- In fact, Florio adds that there’s currently a push from the Dolphins to sign him to a contract Tuesday.
Williams, 30, was in the fourth year of his six-year, $96 million contract when he was released earlier in the week in a move that freed up $12.9 million in cap space for the Bills.
In 2015, Williams appeared in 14 games and recorded 17 tackles and four sacks for the Bills. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 47 defensive end in a 4-3 defense out of 51 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.