AP Sports Writer

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – The Miami Dolphins have finalized the hiring of Chris Grier as their new general manager.

Grier just completed his 16th season with the Dolphins, the last nine of those as their director of college scouting. He replaces Dennis Hickey, whose stint as general manager ended over the weekend after only two seasons.

Grier will report to Mike Tannenbaum, the team’s executive vice president of football operations.

Grier started with the Dolphins in 2000 as a scout, the same role he had for five seasons with the New England Patriots before coming to Miami. The Dolphins promoted him to national scout in 2003.

He’s the brother of former NHL player Mike Grier and the son of longtime NFL executive Bobby Grier.

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