Dolphins announce they’re parting ways with Brian Gaine

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Throughout the meandering search for a new General Manager in Miami, it appeared incumbent assistant G.M. Brian Gaine was interviewed as the fallback position, in case no one else wanted it.

Now that they’ve hired Dennis Hickey, there’s no room for him.

The Dolphins announced they had mutually parted ways with Gaine, after he was passed over for the job.

“I want to thank Brian for his contributions to the Miami Dolphins,” Hickey said in a release from the team. “We both agreed that this decision was in everyone’s best interests going forward. This will allow Brian to move forward in his professional pursuits and the Dolphins to move forward with our 2014 plan.  I want to wish Brian the very best in the future.”

Such a split was inevitable, as the Dolphins try to bring their splintered power structure back together. Being too close with fired former G.M. Jeff Ireland proved to be a hurdle that was too great for Gaine to overcome.