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Report: Dolphins closing in on Fisher

Coach still deciding between Miami, St. Louis. Terry McCormick

Print This January 11, 2012, 10:07 PM EST

During his time in Tennessee, Jeff Fisher didn't mind an occasional mind game with the media to keep them on their toes.

Fisher apparently is still sharp in that regard, as he is keeping the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams in suspense as to which vacancy he will take.

NFL Network reported that Fisher appears to be leaning now toward the Dolphins, who are willing to give him the title of executive vice president, a title he held in Tennessee, and one that would allow him authority over general manager Jeff Ireland in the personnel pecking order.

Fisher, according to what sources indicate to NFP, could be in line to make upwards of $8 million a year on a contract for five years from Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. There have been reports that while Fisher was previously leaning toward the Rams, the possibilility of the team going back to Los Angeles is something he wants no part of, having been coach of the Houston Oilers during their transition to becoming the Tennessee Titans.

Fisher's one criteria that might not be met in Miami is a franchise quarterback in place. The Dolphins have journeyman Matt Moore, who played well over the second half of the season, but it not proven yet for the long haul.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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