Dolphins rescind transition tag on Olivier Vernon

The Miami Dolphins rescinded the transition tag they had on defensive end Olivier Vernon. The team picked up $12.7 million in salary cap space as he becomes the top unrestricted free agent still unattached to a team. Agent David Canter has long been wanting this to happen. The New York Giants are one of his primary suitors. The Dolphins on Tuesday signed defensive end Mario Williams to a two-year, $17 million contract. The deal contains a $4 million signing bonus and has a $4.85 million base salary for 2016. It also has a $15,000 workout bonus this year. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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