Report: Ray Farmer “leading candidate” for Dolphins’ G.M. role

In the Dolphins’ G.M. search, one AFC evaluator looks to be the favorite.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Browns assistant G.M. Ray Farmer is the “leading candidate” to replace Jeff Ireland as the Dolphins’ general manager, according to multiple sources.

Former Chiefs president Carl Peterson, a consultant in the Dolphins’ search, is very fond of Farmer, Salguero reported Friday. Farmer and Peterson worked together in the Chiefs’ front office.

Farmer joined the Browns’ front office in 2013. He interviewed for the Browns’ G.M. job last offseason.

In a statement released Thursday, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said the club’s new G.M. will have the final call on the 53-player roster and report to the owner.