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January 12, 2014

Miami Dolphins interview Lake Dawson for GM

The Dolphins today continued interviewing general manager candidates by hosting Tennessee Titans vice president of football operations Lake Dawson at the club's practice facility in Davie, FL, according to an NFL source.

Dawson played collegiately for Notre Dame. He was selected in third round of the 1994 draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. The man who drafted him?

Then Kansas City general manager Carl Peterson, who is advising Dolphins owner Stephen Ross in his search for a general manager.

Dawson has spent seven seasons with the Titans, the past two in his current position. This from the Titans media guide:

"Dawson works alongside general manager Ruston Webster by managing day-to-day football operations with a primary focus on player personnel.  He is responsible for overseeing both the pro personnel and college scouting departments.

"A highly-respected talent evaluator, Dawson assists head coach Mike Munchak and the general manager with the team’s daily roster moves and all transactions via free agency and the annual NFL Draft.  He also scouts all levels of professional football, including the NFL, CFL and Arena Football League.  In addition to his various football operations responsibilities, he assists with contract negotiations. This past May, he participated in the NFL’s Career Development Symposium at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia."

Obviously, Munchak is now gone but the media guide has not been updated.

Ross is getting other help in this process. Club president Tom Garfinkel, RSE Ventures CEO and Ross advisor Matt Higgins, and club executive vice president of football administration Dawn Aponte are involved.

It is unknown if Dawson was the only interview today.

The Dolphins have released the names of their previous interviewees -- in-house candidate Brian Gaine, Cleveland's Ray Farmer, Pittsburgh's Omar Khan and Arizona's Jason Licht. When they release the name or names of today's interview's I'll update this post.

[Update: The Dolphins announced Dawson was Sunday's only interview.]