Dennis Hickey out as Miami Dolphins' GM

Dolphins shaking up front office

Dennis Hickey
Dennis Hickey

DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins plan to shake up their front office.

The Dolphins announced Saturday evening that the team and General Manager Dennis Hickey have agreed to part ways.

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Pro Football Talk said earlier that Hickey is "definitely out."

“I want to thank Dennis for his work over the last two years. We talked about a number of different possibilities, but at the end we reached this agreement," Executive Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement. "I have a great deal of respect for what he accomplished here and wish Dennis and his family well."

Hickey served as General Manager for the past two seasons (2014-15), the team said.

"I have been blessed to be the General Manager of the Miami Dolphins for the last two seasons and I want to thank Stephen Ross for giving me this opportunity," Hickey said in a statement. "During my time here with the Dolphins, I approached each day with passion, drive and integrity in trying to bring a championship to this proud franchise.

"Over the past week, I have had a number of conversations with the Dolphins organization about my role in the team. Ultimately the Dolphins and I agreed that it would be best if we parted ways. I will always be proud of our accomplishments in Miami including many key additions to the team through the draft and free agency.

"I am also thankful for all the relationships that were built here with scouting department, the staff, coaches, fans, alumni, and South Florida community. My family and I will always appreciate all of the support we have received over the past two seasons. We wish everyone the best going forward."

Hickey will reportedly be replaced by director of college scouting Chris Grier.

Owner Stephen Ross sent a letter to season ticket holders saying that the search for a new head coach would begin immediately.

Ross said that Tannenbaum will lead the search.

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