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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Updated: March 25, 12:09 PM ET
Bill Parcells to tape ESPN draft special

ESPN.com news services

BRISTOL, Conn. -- Bill Parcells is no longer affiliated with the Miami Dolphins and will tape a draft special for ESPN.

Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene said Thursday "he's not associated with the team anymore in any official capacity."

Parcells turned control of Miami's football operations over to general manager Jeff Ireland shortly before last season.

He later cleaned out his office and stopped working at the Dolphins' complex, but still served as a consultant. Parcells was hired in Miami after the 2007 season.

Parcells was hired by Wayne Huizenga as the Dolphins staggered to the end of a 1-15 season in 2007. In the Parcells regime's first year in 2008, Miami made a great leap forward to 11-6 and a playoff berth under first-year NFL coach Tony Sparano, who also came from the Cowboys.

As a coach, Parcells took over losing teams with the Giants, Patriots, Jets and Cowboys and transformed them into winners. He won five division titles in 19 seasons and led the Giants to two Super Bowl championships.

Parcells is scheduled to tape a 90-minute special about the inner workings of the draft next month. ESPN says that "is all that's planned at this time" for Parcells.

Parcells worked as a studio analyst for ESPN in 2001-02 and 2007 between NFL jobs.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.