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Dolphins meet with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy

Miami's interview with former running back second of day in search for new coach

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy interviewed with the Dolphins.
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy interviewed with the Dolphins. (David Eulitt/Getty Images)

DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins have interviewed Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, their second of two Friday interviews to find their next head coach.

Team spokesman Brett Brecheisen confirmed the meeting in an email Friday night. He said the team had interviewed New England Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores earlier in the day.

Bieniemy, 49, is a former running back who spent nine years in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles.

In his first season as offensive coordinator, the Chiefs are first in the NFL in yards per game and points scored. Their 565 points in the regular season are the fourth-most in NFL history. 

Miami is searching for a new coach after firing Adam Gase, who was 23-25 in three seasons with the Dolphins. He led the Dolphins to the playoffs in his first season, but Miami was 13-19 since then.

Owner Stephen Ross also demoted executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum and gave more authority to Chris Grier, the team's general manager. 

The next coach will be the Dolphins' 10th since 2004.


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