Tuesday, January 8, 2008

QB coach signed; 4 players retained

Not content to sit idly by as they wait for their head coach to be hired, the Dolphins have hired a new QB coach - David Lee.

Lee, 54, is the former offensive coordinator of the Arkansas Razorbacks. He also worked for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-2006 and worked primarily with the QBs there. In 2005, Lee was promoted to quarterbacks coach from offensive assistant. Then, in 2006, he moved from QB coach to offensive quality control coach.

Lee has a long history with Bill Parcells, stretching back to their days at Vanderbilt in the early 1970s. The hiring of Lee also adds to the speculation that Tony Sparano will be the new head coach in Miami, since they both worked together in Dallas. It is usually an unorthodox move to hire a coaching staff before the head coach is in place, but Miami can be sure that Lee fits in with Sparano's preferences, since they've worked together before.

In other news, Miami resigned four of the players from its 2007 practice squad to reserve/future contracts - WR Kerry Reed, WR Chandler Williams, LB Marcello Church, and G Marquay Love.

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