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Report: Ray Farmer pulls out of Dolphins G.M. search


The Dolphins are expected to hold a final round of interviews for their general manager vacancy over the weekend and the list of candidates for those interviews and the job is getting smaller.

Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reported that Browns assistant G.M. Ray Farmer has declined an opportunity to interview a second time with the Dolphins and several other reporters have since followed with the same information on Thursday afternoon. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald spoke to Farmer, who said he has yet to decide but said that an announcement of his decision would come from the Browns.

Salguero also spoke to John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, who said he had recommended Farmer, who has been pegged as the favorite for the job by multiple accounts, interview for the job in order to alleviate his concerns about the power structure in Miami.

The Dolphins have also reportedly told Lions personnel exec Brian Xanders that he’s out of the running. Current Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine, Buccaneers director of player personnel Dennis Hickey, Steelers director of football operations Omar Khan and Titans vice president of football operations Lake Dawson are other candidates who interviewed with the Dolphins and could still wind up replacing Jeff Ireland in Miami.