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Phinsider Flash Poll: How will Mario Williams signing affect Olivier Vernon's situation?

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Phinsider Flash Poll: How will Mario Williams signing affect Olivier Vernon's situation?

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Dolphins signed former Buffalo Bill's defensive end Mario Williams to a two-year deal earlier today. Previous to that move, last week, the Dolphins had placed the transition tag on defensive end Olivier Vernon. The two-year signing of Williams seems to be a move to try and win now that will cost the Dolphins somewhere in the range of 8 million dollars per season. The transition tag gives the Dolphins the right to match any offer that Vernon may receive from another team. If Vernon were to not sign with another team it would pay him 12.734 million dollars on a one-year deal. The Dolphins also still have the option to rescind the tag that would make Vernon a free agent. The benefit of rescinding the tag to the Dolphins is the fact that the team would then possibly be in line for a compensatory pick next offseason if he signs elsewhere.

So with the signing of Williams today how do you think that will affect Olivier Vernon's fate with the Dolphins?