Report: Tannenbaum’s reassignment is actually an exit

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When the news emerged on Monday that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross had reassigned V.P. of football operations Mike Tannenbaum to a non-football position, some league insiders wondered whether he’d become one of those non-football football guys who have influence without accountability.

That’s not the case.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Tannenbaum has essentially been fired, but with more of a face-saving exit.

“He will not be working for the team again,” Salguero writes. “By the time the draft comes in April, it will be obvious he is no longer with the organization.”

Ross will pay Tannenbaum for the next two years, the remaining duration of his contract. But Tannenbaum, a former G.M. of the Jets, will move on.

24 responses to “Report: Tannenbaum’s reassignment is actually an exit

  1. NOOOOOOOOOOO!

    As a fan of a division rival I am shocked and dismayed the Dolphins would fire such a worthwhile member of their front office.
    What with all the shrewd free agent moves he’s made I expect the Dolphins to be super bowl contenders within 100 years.

  2. Of course it is. That’s what it means. I will say, I have no idea how this loser made it into the NFl and how he got a second job for so long in Miami.

    Ozzie Newsome was also fired. He wasn’t “re-assigned” or “retiring”.

  3. “Re-assigned to a non-football position.” Give their PR guy a raise. That’s some clever wordsmithing right there.

  4. However we kept Chris Grier, not good since he has been with this team for over 15 years and has contributed to many poor draft and free agent acquisitions.

    You must clean house and start fresh if you want any chance of success in the future.

    And if we keep Turnoverhill, 6-10 is always on the horizon!

    2-14 in 2019 for sure!

  5. “Re-assigned to a non-football position.”
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    Reminds me of that layoff where I was reassigned to a non-working, nonpaid position.

  6. You think Ross would have looked at Tannebaum’s handiwork with the Jets to know he couldn’t manage a roster/free agency/draft to save his life. If anything, the Fins overachieved in Gase’s first year and subsequent personnel moves he/Gase co signed ondoomed their team the past two years.

    Not a Ravens fan, but in regards to Ozzie, he was always planning to retire (mentioned several times over the past few years, SI article from 2016), so his being “fired” is a stretch but at least he was able to get assemble a Super Bowl team.

  7. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    January 3, 2019 at 10:54 am
    However we kept Chris Grier, not good since he has been with this team for over 15 years and has contributed to many poor draft and free agent acquisitions.

    You must clean house and start fresh if you want any chance of success in the future.

    And if we keep Turnoverhill, 6-10 is always on the horizon!

    2-14 in 2019 for sure!

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    I’m a Bills fan so I follow Miami but not nearly as close as dolphins fans. So you very well may know more than me as far as the Dolphins plans.

    But INO its too soon to say what Miami will be in 2019. They very well still could move on from Tannehill. Maybe trade for Flacco or someone else. Who knows?

    But if Miami does suck really bad in 2019 it could be a blessing in disguise because the 2020 QB class looks like it could be loaded.
    As a Bills fan I’d hate to see Miami land Herbert or Tua Tagliovioa (sp?)

  8. Wow, I hope he goes to the Bills. As a Pats fan, the longer he stays in the AFC East the better.

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    See, as a Bills fan, I was hoping he might go to NE to advise the emperor. Its been a lot of fun having him in the division for the last decade.

  9. No one can claim the NFL isn’t “green”, I throw my trash out but the NFL just keeps recycling theirs(GMs, HCs, DCs, OCs), their either keep them in-house and find another use for them or pass them around from one team to another!!!

  10. “According to Adam Schefter and Sal Paolantonio the patriots are expected to make Tannenbaum assistant GM once he exits Miami.”

    He’s been employed by the Patriots for years – first with the Jets, then with the Dolphins. ☺

  11. Thank God he’s finally out in Miami. Dude single-handedly ruined the Fins cap situation. No one thought signing Suh to what was at the time the highest ever contract in NFL history in 2015 was a good idea. Now they have to gut the roster and rebuild from the ashes.
    Maybe you do what the Colts during they’re Suck for Luck season. I’ll trademark it “Tank for Tua 2020”

  12. jeffreyshulenburg says:

    See, as a Bills fan, I was hoping he might go to NE to advise the emperor. Its been a lot of fun having him in the division for the last decade.

    As a Bills fan please let me know how he has benefited your franchise over the past decade?? If I remember correctly last year was the first time in what 17 years you actually made/backed your way into the playoffs?

  13. (billzbubb says:
    January 3, 2019 at 12:07 pm
    One of the worst GMs ever. Why did Miami hire the guy in the first place?)

    To make the hiring of Jeff Ireland seem not so bad. /s?

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