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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 1/8/15

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Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including Dennis Hickey will still report to team owner, Stephen Ross, after a debacle with the Rooney Rule.

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DOLPHINS FRONT OFFICE:

Rooney Rule flub throws wrench in Tannenbaum authority | Miami Dolphins In Depth
In announcing the hiring of Mike Tannenbaum as the Miami Dolphins executive vice president of football operations it became clear that general manager Dennis Hickey would report to Tannenbaum. It was clear because the Dolphins said it was. "General Manager...

Mike Tannenbaum’s new role with Dolphins in limbo amid possible Rooney Rule violation | The Miami Herald
A day after the team announced Tannenbaum would be their new executive vice president of football operations – making him the boss of general manager Dennis Hickey – the NFL essentially said, "Not so fast."

Dolphins change their mind, say GM Hickey answers to owner Ross | The Daily Dolphin
You can't make this stuff up. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio approached the NFL about the Dolphins' hire of Mike Tannenbaum as executive vice president of football operations.

Hyde5: Five important questions on Tannenbaum hire - Sun Sentinel
It would be nice if the Dolphins made January news on the field, for once, rather than annuallly doing it off the field. It wasn't a coaching or general managerial shuffle this time. They added Mike Tannenbaum to the football power structure in a move that, unlike others who are loudly criticial, has me simply is a bit confusing, as I wrote in my column today. Here are five questions about this move:

AC In The AM: Evaluating The Hiring Of Mike Tannenbaum
Tannenbaum has spent the past six months as a consultant to Ross so it isn’t as if he is coming in without a feel for what this football team needs and the path it is on.

JOE PHILBIN:

Joe Philbin to get contract extension | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin's status for the 2015 season was not in doubt once team owner Stephen Ross publicly endorsed him before the season ended. But that endorsement raised the question whether the Dolphins would commit to Philbin financially...

DOLPHINS LINEBACKERS:

Tripp Already Looking Ahead To A Bigger Role In 2015
The Dolphins’ 2014 fifth-round pick’s rookie year in the NFL has barely ended, but he’s already looking ahead to coming back to South Florida and applying all the lessons he learned in 2014.

DOLPHINS ROSTER:

PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Sign Futures For 2015
The team announced the signings of two players for 2015 on Wednesday afternoon.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 1/7/15 - The Phinsider
A collection of Miami Dolphins stories from around the internet over the past 24 hours. Today's articles include Dolphins are set to hire Mike Tannenbaum, possible defensive coordinator candidates, and Samson Satele got his groove back this season.

Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing - The Phinsider
Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

Mike Tannenbaum introductory conference call as Dolphins VP of Football Operations - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins introduced new Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum last night with a conference call.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins address defensive line - The Phinsider
In last week's SB Nation NFL Mock Draft, the Miami Dolphins looked to bolster their linebacking corps. This week, they move one unit forward, hitting up the defensive line.

Dolphins appear to be adding kicker Zach Hocker - The Phinsider
The Dolphins have, according to kicker Zack Hocker, brought in competition for Caleb Sturgis in 2015.

Bills coach rumors: Rex Ryan set to interview on Thursday - The Phinsider
The Buffalo Bills continue their search for a head coach this week, with Rex Ryan scheduled to meet with the team on Thursday.

Mike Tannenbaum hire: My thoughts - The Phinsider
After a day of thinking about why the MIami Dolphins would hire Mike Tannenbaum, and why they would do it now, I bring you my thoughts.