Dolphins fire Dennis Hickey after two years as GM

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The two year tenure as Dolphins general manager has come to an end for Dennis Hickey.

Hickey is the latest member of the Dolphins staff to be fired following another disappointing season in which head coach Joe Philbin was fired by mid-season. Picked up by the Dolphins after a stint in personnel roles with the Buccaneers.

The Dolphins are widely expected to promote Director of college scouting Chris Grier to take the general manager role.

“I want to thank Dennis for his work over the last two years. We talked about a number of different possibilities, but at the end we reached this agreement,” said executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum. “I have a great deal of respect for what he accomplished here and wish Dennis and his family well.”

In addition to replacing Hickey the Dolphins will also be tasked with finding a new head coach.

“I have been blessed to be the General Manager of the Miami Dolphins for the last two seasons and I want to thank Stephen Ross for giving me this opportunity,” Hickey said. “During my time here with the Dolphins, I approached each day with passion, drive and integrity in trying to bring a championship to this proud franchise.