Thursday, January 9, 2014
Dolphins request interview with Omar Khan
By Scott Brown
PITTSBURGH -- Steelers director of football administration Omar Khan is among those that the Miami Dolphins have requested to interview for their general manager job, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Khan, the Steelers' point man on contract negotiations and a key behind-the-scenes figure in the organization, has twice interviewed for general manager openings. Khan, 36, was a runner-up last year for the New York Jets job, which went to John Idzik.
The Dolphins, per Schefter, have also requested interviews with Cardinals vice president of player personnel Jason Licht and Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer.
Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross and Titans vice president of personnel Lake Dawson will interview for the opening in Miami, according to Schefter, as well as Dolphins assistant general manager Brian Gaine.
The loss of Khan, who I profiled here, would be a significant one for the Steelers, but his reputation is such that it seems only a matter of time before he is at least offered the opportunity to run his own team.
The Steelers have braced for his possible exit as they hired Samir Suleiman last year to assist Khan in contract negotiations and salary cap planning.
Suleiman had spent the previous 10 years as the Rams' director of football operations.