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Bucs executive Hickey gets Dolphins GM job

MIAMI — Dennis Hickey, part of the Bucs' front office for the past 18 years, was hired as Dolphins general manager Sunday.

Hickey, 43, was the Bucs' director of player personnel for the past three seasons and director of college scouting for six seasons. But he was not interviewed for their recent GM vacancy.

"The Dolphins certainly have talented players," Hickey said in a statement released by the team. "I am eager to hit the ground running with our personnel and coaching staffs. We will all work together to construct a team that will make our organization and fans proud."

Owner Stephen Ross previously said coach Joe Philbin will return. As a result, many media outlets reported, some candidates expressed concern.

Hickey's hiring came after a three-week search that included eight interviews (four declined to interview, the Miami Herald reported). Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio and Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson turned down job offers. Browns assistant GM Ray Farmer withdrew his name last week.

"When we started the search, I outlined qualities that I was looking for in this position," Ross said in the statement. "These included a collaborative team-first person who can work with Joe, demonstrated player evaluation expertise, and someone who is open-minded and creative. Dennis fit all of these criteria."

Teams arrive in Jersey

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The Broncos and Seahawks arrived for the Super Bowl. Temperatures were in the 20s — not that they minded.

"We'd love to play in 70-degree weather," said Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, whose first Super Bowl comes in his 15th season. "But if you tell me it's 20 degrees and I am playing in the Super Bowl, I'm going to take it."

About a dozen camera crews and 50 reporters surrounded Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. But unlike his comments after the NFC title game, there were no harsh words. He declined to say if anyone advised him to tone it down this week.

"I think you are always cognizant of it, especially in today's world, that everyone is looking for a story," he said. "And they are trying to get their name in the paper."

Both coaches expressed concern about the outdoor practice fields being covered with snow or ice. Denver's John Fox said he prefers them because it "saves players' legs." Seattle's Pete Carroll said he would like to get his team acclimated to the weather.

"But," he said of both teams, "we likely could be inside most of the week."

Bucs executive Hickey gets Dolphins GM job 01/26/14 [Last modified: Monday, January 27, 2014 12:00am]
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