Dolphins set to interview Browns executive Ray Farmer for GM job

Cleveland Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer has been granted permission to interview for the Miami Dolphins vacant general manager position.

Last March Farmer was named assistant GM to the Browns after spending the previous seven seasons in Kansas City as Director of Pro Personnel.

Farmer was hired in Kansas City by Carl Peterson, who is Dolphins owner Steve Ross' friend, business partner and adviser, and worked under former Chiefs executive Scott Pioli.

Before that Farmer spent four seasons as a pro scout with the Atlanta Falcons. Farmer presently works under Browns general manager Mike Lombardi evaluating pro and college talent.


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Farmer is a former Philadelphia Eagles fourth-round pick who played linebacker for three season in the NFL, starting 16 games.

Before becoming a scout Farmer returned to his alma mater, Duke University, where he served as an academic coordinator from 1998-2001.

The 2013 Browns finished with a 4-12 record, and fired head coach Rod Chudzinski after just one season. During his seven seasons in Kansas City's front office the Chiefs produced a 38-74 record.