DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins still have no general manager and after reportedly narrowing the list down, opened the process back up to an additional candidate from AFC East division rival, the New England Patriots.
The Dolphins announced Friday afternoon that it had completed an interview with Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio. The Dolphins’ interest is obvious as Caserio has been in his current job since Scott Pioli left to join the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009.
If Caserio is a finalist for the job, it might be a sign of good things based on how successful the Patriots have been in the last decade. However, other former Patriots have left the franchise and struggled to replicate the success without head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.
The Dolphins other two reported finalists for the vacant general manager position are current assistsant general manager Brian Gaine and Tennessee Titans executive Lake Dawson. CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald also said the team is still talking with Tampa Bay Buccaneers executive Dennis Hickey.
Interestingly, of the candidates still remaining in the hunt for the job, and it’s too early to tell if Caserio is in that group, none of them come from a team with a winning record last year.