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Chris Grier new Dolphins general manager

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 14:19:59-05

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins have finalized the hiring of Chris Grier as their new general manager.

Grier just completed his 16th season with the Dolphins, the last nine of those as their director of college scouting.

He replaces Dennis Hickey, whose stint as general manager ended over the weekend after only two seasons.

Grier will report to Mike Tannenbaum, the team's executive vice president of football operations.

"The past decade has been unacceptable for this organization.  Steve (Ross) and Mike (Tannenbaum) and I will find the right head coach to help this organization.  The talk of dysfunction in this organization is over.  We will be thorough in our search and create an environment where everyone is on the same page, with the same beliefs, talking the same language and create a model of consistent winning for the Miami Dolphins.  We will earn your trust back, both on and off the field," Grier said.

Grier started with the Dolphins in 2000 as a scout, the same role he had for five seasons with the New England Patriots before coming to Miami. The Dolphins promoted him to national scout in 2003.

He's the brother of former NHL player Mike Grier and the son of longtime NFL executive Bobby Grier.

Information from WSVN contributed to this report.