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Miami Dolphins Fire General Manager Jeff Ireland

January 7th, 2014 at 7:21 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

In the remaking of the Miami Dolphins, general manager Jeff Ireland and the ownership have "parted ways." In an email from the team, "Miami Dolphins and Jeff Ireland Mutually Agree to Part Ways/ Miami Dolphins Owner and Managing General Partner Stephen Ross announced today that the team and Jeff Ireland have mutually agreed to part ways. Ireland served as Miami’s General Manager for the past six seasons (2008-13). The team will conduct an immediate search to bring new leadership to head the team’s football operations."

Ross broke the news to the media.

“I want to personally thank Jeff for his hard work and dedication in building the team over the past six years,” said Ross. “After a series of discussions, we both felt that it was in our mutual best interest to part ways. Jeff was a loyal and dedicated member of the Dolphins and we wish him and his family nothing but the best.”

Ireland had parting words as well.

“I’ve spent the last six years with the best organization in football,” added Ireland. “Steve and I came to an agreement that the best thing moving forward for all parties would be to part ways. I’d like to thank Steve for all his support and kindness. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing people during this time and I’d like to thank them all from the bottom of my heart."

With the team looking for a new GM and OC, hopefully the offensive woes – ie offensive line – will be addressed through trade, free agency and the draft.

Tags: Football, Miami, Miami Dolphins, NFL

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