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Miami Dolphins Request Permission to Interview Pittsburgh Steelers Omar Khan for Their General Manager Position

January 9th, 2014 at 10:14 PM
By Mark Mihalko
Another season ends, another general manager position opens in the NFL, and again Pittsburgh Steelers director of football administration Omar Khan is a candidate. This season, it is the Miami Dolphins who have interest.
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According to ESPN and Adam Schefter, the Dolphins have contacted the Steelers to request permission to interview Khan for their opening. Highly regarded as one of the leagues best salary cap Khan has become a popular interview over the past few seasons, including just missing out on the job as the New York Jets general manager in 2013.
If the Steelers lose Khan, they would be losing their primary negotiator in a period of salary cap misery and tough decisions on the horizon. Although, they have been preparing for possibility, hiring Samir Suleiman in 2013 to assist Khan and familiarize himself with the organization.
Suleiman is an experienced negotiator and personnel guy. Prior to being hired by the Steelers, he spent 10 years in the St. Louis Rams front office. 
Accordin to this same report, Khan is not the only person on the Dolphins RADAR. The organization has also reached out to the Arizona Cardinals to talk with vice president of player personnel Jason Licht and to the Steelers AFC North rivals the Cleveland Browns to interview assistant general manager Ray Farmer. 
These three new candidates will join New York Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross, Tennessee Titans vice president of personnel Lake Dawson, and Dolphins assistant general manager Brian Gaine as potential candidates for the job that opened when the organization posted ways with general manager Jeff Ireland.  
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