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Dolphins Hire Bengals DBs Coach As Defensive Coordinator

Adam Schefter reports that the Dolphins have hired former Bengals DBs coach Vance Joseph as their new defensive coordinator.

  • The Dolphins also hired Matt Burke (LBs), Shane Day (TEs) Chris Foerster (OL), and Shawn Jefferson (WRs).
  • The Dolphins also announced that Eric Stokes, their assistant GM last year, is now the team’s senior personnel executive.

Numerous reports had said previously that the Dolphins were likely to hire Joseph to run their defense now that they’ve brought in Adam Gase to be their next head coach.

Joseph was a hot candidate for defensive coordinator positions last year, but the Bengals ultimately elected to prevent him from taking any of the available jobs. However, Joseph’s contract now expires after the season, which means Cincinnati could no longer prevent him from leaving for a better position.

It will be interesting to see what Joseph is able to do with the Dolphins’ defense, which largely under performed in 2016.