by Aaron Wilson
January 26, 02014
The Miami Dolphins have hired Tampa Bay Bucs director of player personnel Dennis Hickey to fill their general manager vacancy, the team announced.
The Dolphins hired him one day after they were turned down by New England Patriots executive Nick Caserio.
The Dolphins were also rejected by Tennessee Titans executive Lake Dawson, according to ESPN, and Cleveland Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer and Baltimore Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta, who declined to meet with the Dolphins.
The structure of the front office with coach Joe Philbin and executive Dawn Aponte and how they report to Ross and work together has drawn criticis and decreased interest in the job.
Hickey has 18 years with the Buccaneers, three as director of player personnel.
He spent six years as director of college scouting prior to being promoted in 2011.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.