Like Black Friday, Black Monday is starting to leak into some earlier days.
Even before Dolphins owner Stephen Ross sent a letter to season-ticket holders that failed to mention the name of G.M. Dennis Hickey in connection with the coming coaching search, it seemed likely that the Dolphins would be parting ways with Hickey after the season ends. One source with knowledge of the situation told PFT on Friday that the Dolphins intend to fire G.M. Dennis Hickey on Monday.
Another source said that nothing has been finalized, and that discussions will continue over the next few days.
Still, it won’t be a surprise when Hickey is released from his job. Hickey became largely irrelevant last year, when Ross hired former Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum to serve as executive V.P. of football operations.
Hickey, who replaced Jeff Ireland, arrived after a lengthy search process that involved multiple candidates declining to interview for the job. As the Dolphins embark on hiring a new G.M. and a new head coach, one of the primary goals should be to ensure that whoever is offered either position accepts it on the spot.
As to the G.M. job, here’s a key name to watch: Dolphins director of college scouting Chris Grier. And here’s another important point to remember: Tannenbaum, per a source with knowledge of the situation, will not name himself the G.M. of the team.