Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that former Dolphins executive VP Mike Tannenbaum asked for and received something of a quiet sendoff, as opposed to being fired.
“He will not be working for the team again,” Salguero writes. “By the time the draft comes in April, it will be obvious he is no longer with the organization.”
The Dolphins announced Monday that Tannenbaum had been “reassigned” but never offered any details about what he’ll be doing.
Tannenbaum is still under contract for another two years, so the Dolphins will be on the hook for this money.
However, it’s clear they’re moving in an entirely new direction after they also fired HC Adam Gase and promoted Chris Grier to GM.
Tannenbaum, 49, began his NFL career with the Browns as a personnel assistant under Bill Belichick. He later worked for the Saints before the Jets hired him as their director of player contract negotiations in 1997.
The Jets eventually promoted Tannenbaum to GM for the 2006 and he spent seven years in the position before being fired after the 2012 season.
After working for an agency for three years, the Dolphins hired Tannenbaum as their executive VP of football operations in 2015.
The Dolphins are 29-35 (44 percent) since hiring Tannenbaum, which includes one playoff appearance in 2016.