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Miami Dolphins grant Dowell Loggains permission to seek employment with other teams

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Dowell Loggains is likely headed out of Miami.

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When Adam Gase was fired by the Miami Dolphins following the end of this past regular season, plenty of members on his former staff were left still under contract with the team. One by one, that staff has started to disband. It looks as though offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will be the next to go.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins have granted Loggains “permission to speak with other teams and won’t block him from exiting the organization.”

Loggains joined Miami’s staff prior to the 2018 season as the team’s offensive coordinator, though he did not call plays under Gase, something the latter did on game day. Loggains was more involved with game planning, direction in practice, and advising Gase on Sundays.

Under the purview of Loggains’ leadership, the Dolphins ranked 31st yards per game (289.9), 30th in passing yards per game (181.2), 18th in rushing yards per game (108.6), 26th in points per game (19.9), and 32nd in plays run from scrimmage (878). Some may point to the litany of injuries the team endured on the offensive side of the ball to justify some of those statistics given that starting guard Josh Sitton, starting center Daniel Kilgore, starting wide receiver Albert Wilson, and electric playmaker Jakeem Grant all ended up on injured reserve at some point this season. Starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill also missed plenty of games. However, teams across the NFL suffer injuries all over their rosters, and there’s no denying that over the course of the season, Miami’s offense was simply bad at sustaining drives. The team all too often relied on big plays to score points.

With the Dolphins letting Loggains go, it’s likely that he joins Adam Gase as the New York Jets’ new offensive coordinator, according to Rapoport.

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