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Dolphins have defensive coordinator in place if Vance Joseph bolts

1/10/2017 2:39:13 PM
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While the Miami Dolphins wait to see whether defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is hired by one of the five teams interested in interviewing him for a head coaching job, the team’s next defensive coordinator has all but been identified, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Joseph is reportedly scheduled to interview with the Denver Broncos Tuesday and ESPN reported the San Francisco 49ers are scheduled to interview the coach on Thursday. The Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers also have permission to interview Joseph.

If Joseph is hired by another team, the coach the Dolphins are likely to promote as the next defensive coordinator is linebacker coach Matt Burke, according to sources.

Although Burke has gotten no promises and Dolphins head coach Adam Gase may decide to explore a number of available candidates, sources say the job is Burke’s to lose.

Burke, familiar with the roster and defensive system the Dolphins employed in 2016, would bring continuity to the defense

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