In addition to cornerback Patrick Surtain having been allowed to shop for a trade, there also is word the Dolphins are looking to see what they can get in a trade for fullback Rob Konrad and defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina.
At the very least, it's highly unlikely those players will be back without restructuring their contract.
Wide receiver Chris Chambers also will be restructuring his deal, but he definitely will be back.
As expected, the Dolphins did not put a franchise or transition tag on any of their unrestricted free agents, simply because they didn't have anybody good enough to warrant that.
The four players released on Wednesday were not expected back.
The most obvious was Fiedler, who carried way too big a price tag for a backup. So now he will be left to shop his services as a backup, and teams like Chicago and Cleveland could use a guy like him.
Freeman, whose cap number for 2005 was around $3 million, was a starter but not enough of an impact player to merit that kind of money. It would be surprising to see him re-signed by the Dolphins.
Williams said before new head coach Nick Saban was hired that he had no great desire to play for a former college coach, and that probably didn't help his cause. The Dolphins then asked him to take a pay cut and the two sides couldn't agree on a figure to bring him back.
Wooden, finally, is expected to retire after spending all of last season on the sidelines because of a back problem.