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Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey parts with team

Posted at 8:46 PM, Jan 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-02 20:50:57-05

MIAMI (AP) — General manager Dennis Hickey has parted ways with the Miami Dolphins at the end of a disappointing season.

Hickey's departure after two years in Miami was announced Saturday on the eve of the season finale against New England. It's part of an anticipated restructuring that will include a coaching search.

The Dolphins went 8-8 last year and are 5-10 this season, largely because of unproductive draft choices and other unsuccessful acquisitions by Hickey.

In statements released by the team, Hickey and executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum both said they had reached an agreement for Hickey to leave after having extensive conversations about his role going forward.

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