The Miami Dolphins are diving into a rebuild, with the first thing being to shed unsavory veteran contracts off the books.
The two moves will save you Miami $9.15 million in salary cap space.
Branch, 2-9, convinced the Dolphins to give him a three-year, $24 million deal in March 20 17 after having a promising 2016 season in which he finished with 5.5 sacks. After only six sacks were totaled by Branch within the last two seasons, it had been a straightforward alternative for Miami to part ways with his $7 million salary for 20-19.
He had been chiefly a backup shield, but his $2.15 million salary wasn’t from the Dolphins’ plans for 20-19.
Both players receive an early start by finding a new team Wednesday before free agency begins.