Report: Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey definitely out after 2015

UPDATE: The Dolphins announced they parted ways with Hickey on Saturday evening.

Black Monday is rapidly approaching and it looks like there could be plenty of movement when it comes to both head coaches and general managers around the league. Miami is one spot to keep an eye on, with the Dolphins already firing Joe Philbin (just four games into the year) and likely to move on from interim Dan Campbell as well.

Also out the door? General manager Dennis Hickey, who is "definitely out" following the season, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Florio reports director of college scouting Chris Grier will be promoted to take Hickey's position. Grier was one of the candidates for the Jets job last offseason and, as noted by Florio, could be promoted immediately because of his status as a minority candidate in Miami. 

Executive VP (and "football czar") Mike Tannenbaum moving on from Hickey is hardly surprising; the only surprise is Tannenbaum not soaking up the GM responsibilities himself. Tannenbaum was previously GM of the Jets, although as Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald previously detailed, he's got a pile of other responsibilities to manage in his current role.

Promoting Grier as his guy (Hickey was hired before Tannenbaum) and hiring a coach of his choosing would allow Tannenbaum to put his fingerprints all over the organization as the Dolphins look to reboot the franchise once again.

Hickey already felt somewhat marginalized in his role with Tannenbaum on board. It sounds like he'll be completely removed from the process within a fairly short amount of time.

According to a report, Dennis Hickey is "definitely out" in Miami. (USATSI)
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