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CONFIRMED: Randy Mueller fired, as are 2 others

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There's now two reports that are claiming that GM Randy Mueller has been fired.  The first comes from ProFootballTalk:

Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that the termination of Dolphins G.M. Randy Mueller became effective at 9:00 a.m. EST on Monday.

Mueller never had any contact with new Fins football poobah Bill Parcells.

The next comes from the Palm Beach Post:

The Dolphins have fired General Manager Randy Mueller, a source said Monday.

Bill Parcells, the vice president of football operations, held his first team meeting at 8 this morning in the Dolphins training facility auditorium. Coach Cam Cameron still is scheduled to speak to reporters at 12:15 this afternoon.

Also, for all you who may be interested, the Palm Beach Post is running a live blog from Davie, calling today "Black Monday."  Tim Graham is continuously updating what he sees and hears from the Dolphins training facility.  At this in time, the latest is that Parcells addressed the team for the first time at 8 am.  Graham says that Mueller is already there but there hasn't been a sighting of Cam yet.  He also reports that internal talks about free agency have already began, but Mueller doesn't seem to be involved in those.

It sure is going to be an interesting offseason for the Dolphins.  I still have a feeling that we won't know Cam's future for a few more days.  But it's looking more and more like Randy's fate may already be sealed.

More on this as it develops.  Of course, because of the holiday, I won't be able to update as often as usual.  But I'll do my best.

**UPDATE**: ESPN is now reporting that Mueller has been fired. Also, assistant director of player personnel Mike Baugh as well as college scouting coordinator Rick Thompson have been fired. The report also says Parcells will meet with Cameron tomorrow. It's interesting that Parcells wants to meet with Cam rather than simply fire him. That leads me to believe that there's actually a shot Cameron remains the head coach of the Dolphins in 2008. We shall find out soon enough...

*UPDATE #2**: Here's the only statement the Dolphins have made about the release of Mueller, Baugh, and Thompson:

"We appreciate the contributions that Randy, Mike and Rick made to the organization and want to wish them well, both personally and professionally, in the future," said Dolphins President Bryan Wiedmeier.
Meanwhile, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, whose info is generally quite accurate, reports that Parcells has been given permission by the Cowboys to speak with Jeff Ireland about the Dolphins' GM job. This should come as no surprise as this has been rumored for some time now. It also explains why the director of player personnel and the scouting director were canned. Ireland would likely come in and bring his scotung and personnel people with him and work with Parcells for April's draft. This is probably a HUGE benefit to the Dolphins, as the Cowboys drafts have been much more successful recently than the drafts of the Dolphins. Parcells seems to have a busy New Year's Day planned, with his interview of Ireland and meeting with Cameron. Glazer believes Ireland will be offered and accept the job.

Glazer also writes that in today's meeting with the players, Parcells informed them Mueller was gone but that he was unsure about Cameron's fate. Clearly the window is open for a possible Cameron return.