Miami Dolphins, GM Jeff Ireland part ways

Tuesday January 7th, 2014

Jeff Ireland has been the Dolphins general Manager since 2008. (Marc Serota/Getty Images) Jeff Ireland has been the Dolphins general manager since 2008. (Marc Serota/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins and GM Jeff Ireland have agreed to part ways, the team announced.

The decision comes after a tough year for the team, which fell short of a playoff berth and became the subject of a league investigation into bullying after Jonathon Martin left the team after allegedly being the target of racial slurs and continued harassment at the hands of fellow lineman Richie Incognito.

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Ireland took over as general manager in 2008 and was given a contract extension before the 2013 season. The team has stated that they "will conduct an immediate search to bring new leadership to head the team’s football operations."

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