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Dolphins reducing field for G.M. job, Xanders out

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The Dolphins are in fact paring down their list, and letting guys know if they’re not on it.

According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Dolphins told Lions personnel man Brian Xanders he was not a finalist for their General Manager job.

The Palm Beach Post reported that Browns assistant G.M. Ray Farmer, in-house assistant G.M. Brian Gaine and Buccaneers director of player personnel Dennis Hickey made the short list.

That would mean Steelers director of football administration Omar Khan and Titans vice president of football operations Lake Dawson were apparently also told “no thanks.”

Farmer is considered by many to be the front-runner for the job.

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20 Responses to “Dolphins reducing field for G.M. job, Xanders out”
  1. donegoneham says: Jan 23, 2014 2:32 PM

    Xanders probably should have been their guy.

  2. ampats says: Jan 23, 2014 3:16 PM

    So one of the finalists for the Dolphins GM job is the Buccaneers Director of Player Personnel, someone that the Bucs did not think highly enough for their own GM search ?

  3. FinFan68 says: Jan 23, 2014 3:20 PM

    I’m a little leary of Hickey. He is on the Bucs staff and was not even considered for the Bucs GM job. It’s probably an internal hire so Dawn Aponte retains or gains some power. All the time and candidates are just a smokescreen. Really hope I’m wrong but Gaines is at the senior bowl and Ross does not seem concerned about filling this job during its most critical time if the year.

  4. jc327 says: Jan 23, 2014 3:21 PM

    Dawson is still a candidate.

  5. djshnooks says: Jan 23, 2014 3:22 PM

    As a Bills fan, I am very happy they are not getting Ross, Dawson or Xanders.

    Thank God.

  6. odie02 says: Jan 23, 2014 3:24 PM

    Why not let Philbin make personnel decisions and let Aponte handle contracts? End this already.

  7. foofooface says: Jan 23, 2014 3:24 PM

    as a Lions fan, super happy they didnt get Xanders!

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 23, 2014 3:29 PM

    Xanders got crossed off.

  9. phinagain says: Jan 23, 2014 3:44 PM

    If it’s not Farmer, we’re boned. This has become a sideshow. If they promote Gaines, I have to question the owner’s sanity. Why would you expect a different result with a staff that is obviously of the same mindset as the guy you just fired?

  10. thesportgenius says: Jan 23, 2014 3:54 PM

    Probably a bad idea to hire anyone from the Lions organization.

  11. billsfan1 says: Jan 23, 2014 4:06 PM

    so what they did was tell Xanders that he is one of the lucky ones

  12. scyankee9999 says: Jan 23, 2014 4:06 PM

    My vote was for Xanders! Instead we’ll take the bonehead from Cleveland ( let’s see he was part of a group that left there team with no starting caliber QB or RB to build a team around). How is he the top choice?

  13. vaphinfan says: Jan 23, 2014 4:15 PM

    I think Xanders or Farmer would be good hires. Both of their former teams have a good amount of talent on them and it was done through the draft.

  14. beachsidejames says: Jan 23, 2014 4:28 PM

    Farmer from the Browns? What a joke. He hasn’t done anything anywhere. He was with the Browns when they traded for Devon Bess who six months later is running around airports like he has red ants in his underware and his hair is on fire.

  15. thelastpieceofcheese says: Jan 23, 2014 4:41 PM

    Glad Xanders is out. Who would want a gm saddled with the Bobby Layne jinx.

  16. fusstr8tedfinfan says: Jan 23, 2014 4:52 PM

    Farmer just pulled out. Declined a second interview. Ya starting to think the slow hiring process is more about who don’t want the job as opposed to who Miami wants for the job. As usual.

  17. iloveagoodnap says: Jan 23, 2014 4:56 PM

    A guy from the Browns is the front runner? Seriously?

    Between this, the Bills losing Pettine and the Jets opting for continued mediocrity under Rex- the Pats can assure themselves of another 5 years of AFC East dominance. Even after Tom’s gone, with that mess of a division, theyre going to be just fine until Bill hangs it up- which could be 15 more years for all we know.

  18. jcampol says: Jan 23, 2014 5:09 PM

    Are you people seriously sitting here comparing g.m candidates like they are blue chip q.b’s coming out of college? Acting like these people single handily were responsible for every draft pick or trade that went right or wrong? How would any of you know what these people are good or bad at when it comes to being a g.m? Just curious

  19. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 24, 2014 8:22 PM

    Khan would not have been a good fit for Miami. He’s a winner.

  20. Joemontanaflacco says: Jan 25, 2014 7:48 AM

    If the Dolphins want to “stay the course” at 8-8, Khan is their man. He has the most experience leading a team from the regular season straight to the off season. He probably has a plaque on his wall that says, “No sense getting in the playoffs if you can’t even beat Tim Tebow.”

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