MIAMI — Jeff Ireland is out after six seasons as general manager of the Miami Dolphins, who failed to reach the playoffs the past five years.
In a brief announcement Tuesday, Ireland and owner Stephen Ross said they mutually agreed to part ways. Ireland had been unpopular with fans for several years, and a late-season collapse by the team last month left his job in jeopardy.
The Dolphins, who finished 8-8, said they would conduct an immediate search for a replacement to lead football operations.
Still to be determined is Ireland’s role in a locker-room bullying scandal that drew national scrutiny. The NFL has yet to release a report on its investigation into the case.
Ireland’s departure follows Monday’s firing of offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. Coach Joe Philbin will return for a third season, but other changes in his staff are possible.
The Dolphins would have made the playoffs if…
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