Jeff Ireland is no longer the GM of the Miami Dolphins regardless of how those involve want to spin it.
After weeks of speculation about his and Joe Philbin’s job status, the Dolphins announced on Tuesday evening that they have “mutually parted ways” with Ireland after six years.
The Dolphins, who finished 8-8, said they would conduct an immediate search for a replacement to lead football operations.
‘‘Steve and I came to an agreement that the best thing moving forward for all parties would be to part ways,’’ Ireland said in a statement. ‘‘I’d like to thank Steve for all his support and kindness. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing people during this time, and I’d like to thank them all from the bottom of my heart.’’
Ireland had mixed results as GM, and probably will be most remembered for asking Dez Bryant if his mother was a prostitute during a pre-draft interview.