The Miami Dolphins have requested permission to interview New York Giants executive Marc Ross for the vacant general manager position.
Ross recently finished his first season as the Giants’ Vice President of Player Evaluation after serving the previous six years as the team’s Director of College Scouting.
The Dolphins aren't the only team pursuing Ross for its vacant general manager position. The Buccaneers have reportedly expressed interest in talking to Ross, who works closely with General Manager Jerry Reese, who is viewed as one of the NFL's top executives.
In his role Ross oversees the Giants’ college scouting department and the team’s draft since joining the organization in May of 2007.
During his seven year tenure with the Giants the football team has won two Super Bowls, produced a 65-47 overall record, and make it to the playoffs three of seven seasons.
Ross came to the Giants from the Buffalo Bills, where he spent three seasons as a national college scout. He also spent seven years in the Eagles organization.
Ross was an All-Ivy League wide receiver at Princeton during the 1993-94 season. He holds five school records, including one as a receiver (a 20.2-yard average per catch in 1993) and four as a punt returner (most career returns, 74; most career return yards, 696; most returns in a season, 32 in 1994 and most yards in a game, 161 on six returns vs. Cornell in 1994).
The Dolphins plan to begin interviewing candidates on Friday and have already requested permission to speak to Titans executive Phil Dawson and Browns executive Ray Farmer.