Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross has now interviewed four candidates to replace former general manager Jeff Ireland, who had recently agreed to leave his post with the team.
The latest candidate to to meet with Ross was Ray Farmer, assistant general manager for the Cleveland Browns. Brian Gaine, the Dolphins’ assistant general manager, Jason Licht, Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel and Pittsburgh Steelers director of football and business administration Omar Khan had all previously interviewed with Ross.
The owner recently told Dolphins.com what he expects out of his new GM.
“The new General Manager will have autonomous responsibility for the 53-man roster and selecting players during the draft and will report to me,” Ross said. “First and foremost, this person must have a passion for the game and demonstrated player evaluation expertise. They will need to be a person who is a collaborative team player that puts the organization first. Regardless of reporting structure, the relationship between the General Manager and Coach (Joe) Philbin must be one of trust, respect, and collaboration, and this will be an area we will look closely at during the process. This individual also must be a person with integrity who is open-minded and creative.”
Ross also said he will make the final decision on who to hire as Philbin and his staff concentrate on hiring a new offensive coordinator.