Dolphins release DE Andre Branch, G Ted Larsen in advance of free agency next week

The Miami Dolphins are releasing defensive end Andre Branch and guard Ted Larsen, part of their effort to pare payroll in advance of free agency next week.
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MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are releasing defensive end Andre Branch and guard Ted Larsen, part of their effort to pare payroll in advance of free agency next week.

Branch had only 1 1/2 sacks in 14 games last year, his lowest total since his rookie season in 2012. His departure clears $7 million in salary cap space.

Larsen started 13 games in 2018 but struggled on an offense that ranked next to last in the NFL in yards. His release clears $2.15 million in salary cap space.