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Omar Khan interviews with Dolphins

January, 10, 2014
Jan 10
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PITTSBURGH -- Steelers director of football administration Omar Khan interviewed Friday with the Miami Dolphins, and he was the first one to formally meet with the team about its opening for a general manager.

The Dolphins, who confimed the interview, are conducting a comprehensive search after the organization parted ways with Jeff Ireland earlier this week.

Khan, 36, has twice interviewed for general manager openings, and last year he was runner-up for New York Jets job that went to John Idzik.

The Dolphins have requested to interview Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. ESPN.com Dolphins reporter James Walker reports that Gamble is highly regarded by Miami owner Stephen Ross and could be one of the frontrunners for the job.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald has reported that Browns assistant manager Ray Farmer is the leading candidate to take over for Ireland.

Khan, the Steelers' point man on contract negotiations, has long been a key behind-the-scenes figure organization. The Steelers have braced for the possibility of losing Khan, and last year they hired former St. Louis Rams director of football operations Samir Suleiman to assist Khan in contract negotiations as well as salary cap planning.
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.

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