Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Stokes Joins Dolphins Hickey


A change came to Tampa Bay today when new GM Jason Licht began moving out the former regimes holdovers.  A common theme after a draft with a new GM.  One of those is Eric Stokes who will serve as an assistant to new Miami Dolphins GM, Dennis Hickey.

While his job is not quite defined, Hickey and Stokes know each other well from their Tampa days.  For the Dolphins more changes will likely come.  With the draft over, Hickey will evaluate the scouting department and those that were Jeff Ireland hires.  It’s possible and likely that some of those members will be seeking other work as Hickey brings in his own people.

Speaking of the draft, Dennis Hickey apparently turned down a trade offer from the Buffalo Bills in round two.  The Dolphins opted to trade down with San Francisco instead.  The Bills were targeting Carlos Hyde, who subsequently was taken by the 49′ers.  According to Buffalo media, the Dolphins opted for the 9′ers deal because they had a 2nd round pick and buffalo did not.  Miami would have moved into the 3rd round and out of the 2nd had they taken the offer.  Specifics of the offer were not known.

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