The Miami Dolphins have been busy recently clearing up cap space as they get ready for the new league year to start on March 9. They started by releasing one of their few free agent mistakes of last offseason defensive end Mario Williams. They also cut the often injured defensive tackle Earl Mitchell. Both moves freed up $12.5 million on their salary cap.
They where ready to save even more money by releasing their starting left tackle Branden Albert. Albert was told he was going to be released but then apparently a few teams called about working out a trade for Albert and then the Dolphins told Albert he will remain on the team until a trade can be worked on. This helps a team from getting into a bidding war for his services. This move hurts Albert if he thought that he was going to get an offer worth more then the $8.9 million he is scheduled to make this upcoming season.
There is speculation that the Dolphins could possibly be working on a trade for Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib who Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has experience with when he was with the Broncos. The Broncos also have former Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as their head coach now and he knows Albert and the veteran leadership he brings to a team.
The other name being speculated is Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman who possibly has worn out his welcome in Seattle and would be reunited with his former teammate Bryon Maxwell. Both names are pure speculation but the Dolphins have been known for making at least one big move in free agency the past several offseasons and it looks like their setting up to do it one more time.