"This is never easy, especially since all of these players worked hard during their tenure here," Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland said in a team-released statement. "In particular, in the case of each of the veterans, it's especially difficult to release players who have been productive and valued members of the organization. However, we feel these decisions are in the best interest of the team."
Booker, Shelton and Traylor all had one year left on their contract, while Green had two years remaining on the restructured deal he signed with the Dolphins after being acquired last offseason in a trade with Kansas City.
The moves involving Alabi and Toledo means two more recent draft picks have bit the bust.