If he didn’t take the Dolphins’ G.M. job, there was reportedly a good chance Dennis Hickey would have been looking for work later in the offseason.
According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Hickey, the former Buccaneers’ director of player personnel, “was going to be fired” by new Buccaneers G.M. Jason Licht.
Salguero cited an unnamed source “close” to Licht in his report. Moreover, Salguero noted that the firing likely would have happened after the draft.
It is not uncommon for a new General Manager to make changes to a personnel department. Also, those changes can come after free agency and draft, given that the current staff has already spent months scouting pro personnel and college prospects.
Nevertheless, Salguero’s report doesn’t quite help the perception of the Dolphins’ G.M. job, which was turned down by multiple candidates before Hickey accepted the role on Sunday.