The Miami Dolphins continued the franchise's search for a new general manager by interviewing Titans executive Lake Dawson on Sunday.
Dawson, who serves as Tennessee’s Vice President of Player Personnel, is also a candidates for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager position.
Dawson just finished his seventh season in the Titans front office, and second in his role as vice president of player personnel.
During his time with the Titans the franchise has selected tailback Chris Johnson, defensive end Jason Jones, receiver Kenny Britt, tight end Jared Cook, cornerback Alterraun Verner, defensive end Derrick Morgan, linebacker Colin McCarthy, quarterback Jake Locker, defensive lineman Jurrell Casey and receiver Kendall Wright in the draft.
Dawson, who was interviewed for the Rams GM job two years ago, works alongside general manager Ruston Webster, managing day-to-day football operations.
Dawson has had three executive positions with the Titans since 2007, and during that time span the Titans have produced three winning seasons and a 59-53 overall record. The Titans recently fired head coach Mike Munchak after he produced a 7-9 record in his third season.
Dolphins owner Steve Ross is seeking an experienced talent evaluator to replace Jeff Ireland, who held the position for six seasons before being relieved of his duties last week.
Ross is searching for an experienced talent evaluator, but all the candidates have never served as a GM before. The Dolphins have already interviewed Brian Gaine, who is the Dolphins assistant general manager; Omar Khan, Pittsburgh’s director of football and business administration; Jason Licht, Arizona’s vice president of player personnel, and Ray Farmer, the Browns assistant general manager.
Giants executive Marc Ross and Eagles executive Tom Gamble are also viewed as candidates to replace Ireland.
"A football person," was how Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel described the ideal candidate. "Intellect, a collaborative team player. Someone who is creative and has an open mind.
"We need someone who works really well with others, and puts the team, organization first."
The Dolphins will continue interviewing candidates this week before making a selection.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun