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Jeff Ireland hired by Saints

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According to Adam Schefter, the former Miami Dolphins general manager is headed to New Orleans.

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Former Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland has kept a fairly low profile since leaving the team at the start of the 2014 offseason. He was briefly employed by the Seattle Seahawks as a draft consultant, but that job did not turn into a permanent position, and there really has not been any discussion of where Ireland may find his next job.

This morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Ireland will be back in the league.

Ireland will be joining the New Orleans Saints, as Schefter tweeted, where he will be responsible for college scouting. He spent six years with the Dolphins, starting in 2008 under Vice President of Football Operations Bill Parcells. After Parcells left in 2010, Ireland took over all of the personnel decision making, leading to moves such as drafting quarterback Ryan Tannehill and signing wide receiver Mike Wallace. Ultimately, however, the team's struggles continued and Ireland left after the 2013 season.

The Dolphins hired Dennis Hickey to replace Ireland in January 2014, after 18 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the last three of which he was the Director of Player Personnel.