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The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have hired former Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland.
ESPN reports that the Seahawks have hired Ireland as a pre-draft consultant. Ireland parted ways with the Dolphins back in January after spending six years with the organization. However, it is not known if Ireland will stay with the Seahawks beyond May 10, which is the last day of the upcoming NFL draft. During Ireland's six years as general manager, the Dolphins only reached the playoffs once. This past season, the Dolphins had to deal with the bullying controversy that occurred between players Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito. The Seahawks currently own the 32nd overall pick in the NFL draft that begins on May 8.
The Miami Herald reported that when Ireland parted ways with the Miami Dolphins in January, the Dolphins owner Stephen Ross expressed his gratitude towards Ireland. Ross added, "After a series of discussions, we both felt that it was in our mutual best interest to part ways. Jeff was a loyal and dedicated member of the Dolphins and we wish him and his family nothing but the best."