Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will reportedly be joined in Miami by two other former members of the Lions organization for the 2016 season.
According to multiple reports, former Lions offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn will be on Adam Gase’s staff as an offensive assistant. Washburn was fired during the season when the Lions relieved offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi of his duties.
Jim Washburn, Jeremiah’s father and a former assistant defensive line coach for the Lions, is also headed to Miami. Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that he’ll be a senior defensive assistant.
The elder Washburn, who was the Titans defensive line coach from 1999-2010 and with the Eagles in 2011 and 2012, worked with Suh in Detroit and that experience appears to be something the Dolphins were looking for this offseason. Marvez reports that the Dolphins wanted to interview Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek for the same job, but the Lions denied permission.