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Dolphins Hire Mike Tannenbaum To Run Football Operations

Update:

The Miami Dolphins announced they have hired Mike Tannenbaum to be their Executive Vice President of Football Operations.

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Pro Football Talk reports that Mike Tannenbaum will takeover as the Dolphins V.P. of football operations, starting on February 1.

  • Adam Beasley reports that GM Dennis Hickey will report directly to Tannenbaum. However, HC Joe Philbin will not have to.

Jason La Canfora mentions that Hickey was viewed as a “one-year band aid” for the Dolphins all along.

According to La Canfora, some thought Seahawks DC Dan Quinn could emerge as a candidate for the Dolphins head-coaching job, but owner Stephen Ross has announced that Philbin will be back next year.

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Mike Garafolo and Alex Marvez of FOX Sports are reporting that the Miami Dolphins are expected to hand over control of the team’s football operations to former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum at some point in the near future.

The Dolphins previously hired Tannenbaum as a consultant back in August, so he has been involved with the team on some level this year.

Since he was fired by the Jets, Tannenbaum took a job with Priority Sports in which he oversaw contract negotiation and representation of football and basketball coaches.

Tannenbaum will continue to work with his client, Seahawks DC Dan Quinn and Falcons OC Dirk Koetter, as they pursue other NFL opportunities before joining the Dolphins’ front office.

Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan led the Jets to the playoff three times and two AFC championship appearances during his seven years with the franchise.

However, a number of the team’s issues can be attributed to Tannenbaum’s roster moves. He was responsible for trading for QB Tim Tebow and left the Jets in a horrible financial position by the time he was let go.

We’ll have more regarding Tannenbaum and his position with the Dolphins as the news is available.

 

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