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Dolphins owner Ross re-structures front office- GM Grier promoted

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The firing of Coach Adam Gase Monday morning was not the only big news coming from the Miami Dolphins. Owner Stephen Ross was believed to be thinking about reshuffling the front office, and that is in fact what he’s done.

Vice President of Football Mike Tannenbaum has been demoted and reassigned. And, the Fins announced Monday morning that GM Chris Grier will now oversee all football operations and report directly to Ross.


The changes on Monday were put into motion after the Dolphins 42 – 17 defeat to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday dropped their record to 7 – 9 and their second straight losing season under Gase and Tannenbaum’s leadership.

Grier just concluded his 19th season with the dolphins and his third as the general manager. He has worked his way up over the last decade through the scouting and personnel departments in South Florida. And obviously, Ross believes in his ability to not only make football personnel decisions, but to help him hire Gase’s replacement upcoming.

The belief is that Ross wants a high-profile proven named head coach to come in and clean up the mess, especially in the Dolphins locker room from the last couple of seasons. Personality clashes from Gase with star players like running back Jay Ajayi, wide receiver Jarvis Landry, and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh led to all of their departures over the course of the last two years.

Back to Grier, he is currently the only African-American GM in the NFL, and this move was a bit of a surprise, as the Miami media and even we, had been speculating that legendary Hall of Famer Dan Marino might want to be part of a restructured front office.

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