Busy Weekend For Dolphins In GM Search

Posted Jan 12, 2014

Tennessee’s Lake Dawson is latest candidate to interview.

There is no wasting time for the Miami Dolphins and owner Steve Ross in their search for a new General Manager as interviews that began Friday have continued on through the weekend.

Lake Dawson, who is currently the Vice President of Player Personnel for the Tennessee Titans, spent time with Ross today to try and make a lasting impression and becomes the fifth candidate to officially be considered for the vacant position. Ray Farmer interviewed yesterday and Brian Gaine, Omar Khan and Jason Licht had their turns Friday.

Dawson, a third-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1994 who played four seasons in Kansas City, has been with the Titans since 2007 when he was hired as the director of pro scouting. He stayed in that role through 2010, was promoted to Vice President of Football Operations in 2011 and then moved into his current position in 2012. Dawson is involved in all aspects of putting together the Titans’ roster and oversees the scouting of college, NFL, CFL and other professional players while also assisting in contract negotiations.

Prior to coming to Tennessee, Dawson spent 2001-06 in the Seattle Seahawks organization, first as a pro personnel assistant from 2001-04 and then as Assistant Director of Pro Personnel from 2005-06. He has earned the reputation as a solid evaluator of talent and helped out together the Seahawks teams that won three consecutive NFC West crowns and reached Super Bowl XL.

After his fourth season as a wide receiver for the Chiefs, Dawson latched on with the Indianapolis Colts for parts of two seasons but injuries kept him off the field and forced his early retirement.

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