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Dolphins hire Mike Tannenbaum as a consultant

Remember this list of names of people who you must keep in mind for roles within the Dolphins organization? The list was published by me months ago and included Mike Tannenbaum.

Well, today that was the most recognizable and eye-catching name the surfaced in a release naming several new people to posts within the organization.

The release by the Dolphins said Tannenbaum is now serving as a "consultant."

According to the Dolphins, Tannenbaum, an agent for Priority Sports and Entertainment and a former New York Jets general manager, "will consult with the Dolphins on a variety of projects involving innovation, analytics and sports science. He will continue in his role at Priority Sports and Entertainment."

Prior to joining Priority, he spent 16 seasons (1997-2012) in various roles for the New York Jets, including his final seven years (2006-12) as the team’s executive vice president and general manager. Tannenbaum began his tenure in New York as director of player contracts in 1997 and was promoted to assistant general manager and director of pro personnel in 2001. In 2004, he was elevated to the role of assistant general manager and senior vice president of football operations before taking on the role of general manager prior to the 2006 season. Tannenbaum began his career in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints in 1994 before accepting the position of player personnel assistant with the Cleveland Browns in 1995. He returned to the Saints for the 1996 season as a player personnel assistant prior to joining the Jets in 1997. A native of Needham, Mass., Tannenbaum received a degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School, where he earned his certificate in sports law.