Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has gotten rid of general manager Jeff Ireland, effective immediately.

The Dolphins announcing the parting of the ways as mutual.

“I want to personally thank Jeff for his hard work and dedication in building the team over the past six years,” Ross said in a statement. “After a series of discussions, we both felt that it was in our mutual best interest to part ways. Jeff was a loyal and dedicated member of the Dolphins and we wish him and his family nothing but the best.”

Added Ireland: “I’ve spent the last six years with the best organization in football. Steve and I came to an agreement that the best thing moving forward for all parties would be to part ways. I’d like to thank Steve for all his support and kindness. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing people during this time and I’d like to thank them all from the bottom of my heart."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun