MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Dolphins linebackers coach Matt Burke has been promoted to defensive coordinator as a replacement for Vance Joseph , the Denver Broncos' new head coach.
Burke joined the Dolphins in 2016 and coached an injury-plagued unit led by Kiko Alonso.
Burke was also linebackers coach for the Lions (2009-13) and Bengals (2014-15). He was an assistant with the Titans from 2004 to 2008.
He takes over a unit that allowed a franchise-record 6,122 yards even though the Dolphins won 10 games and made the playoffs for the first time in eight years. They lost in the first round to Pittsburgh.
Matt Burke has been promoted to defensive coordinator. pic.twitter.com/UPSeVJWIB4
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