The Miami Dolphins and their assistant general manager, Brian Gaine, have parted ways, the organization announced on Wednesday.
Gaine was overlooked for Miami’s general manager opening as three other candidates — including new GM Dennis Hickey — were offered the job.
“I want to thank Brian for his contributions to the Miami Dolphins,” Hickey said in a statement. “We both agreed that this decision was in everyone’s best interests going forward. This will allow Brian to move forward in his professional pursuits and the Dolphins to move forward with our 2014 plan.
“I want to wish Brian the very best in the future.”
Gaine “parting ways” with the Miami Dolphins was probably on the team’s agenda as soon as the season ended. It seemed as though they wanted to lean house upstairs aside from head coach Joe Philbin.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Tuesday that he was disappointed with the internal issues last season and that it’s important everyone with the coaching staff and front office gets on the same page.
“We need to have harmony within the organization,” Ross said. “We have to think as one organization where everyone has respect for each other and operates with the same mindset at all times.”