Staff Complete - No Offensive Coordinator

Cam Cameron said at the scouting combine he wasn't sure he was going to hire an offensive coordinator for his staff, and it turns out he didn't. The Dolphins announced Thursday that the coaching staff had been completed, and there's no offensive coordinator on it.

Mike Mularkey, who handled that role last year, is still on the staff but he now will be coaching the tight ends.

Cameron's offensive assistants also include former Rutgers and San Jose State head coach Terry Shea as quarterbacks coach; two-time interim NFL interim head coach Terry Robiskie as wide receivers coach; newcomer Marvin Marshall as offensive quality control coach; and returning assistants Tim Davis (assistant offensive line), Hudson Houck (offensive line) and Bobby Williams (running backs).

The lack of an offensive coordinator really is no big deal because Cameron will be calling the plays and he almost will be a de facto coordinator -- much like Nick Saban was with the defense last year.

It also means that Dom Capers truly will be running the defense this year, unlike last season when it was Saban calling the shots.

SCHLESINGER SIGNING OFFICIAL: The Dolphins finally announced the signing of fullback Cory Schlesinger, who agreed to terms on a two-year contract over the weekend.

Schlesinger, a 12-year veteran from Nebraska, will replace Darian Barnes as the starting fullback.

THIS AND THAT: Center/guard Seth McKinney, released by the Dolphins earlier this month, has signed with the Cleveland Browns. ... The trade of Dan Wilkinson to Denver for a sixth-round pick could be voided Friday if Wilkinson fails to take a physical. The Broncos and Dolphins haven't been able to get in touch with Wilkinson, and there have been whispers that Wilkinson might retire. It's also well known that Wilkinson isn't a big fan of offseason conditioning programs and he might be looking to just report at the start of training camp or even after camp has begun. If the trade is nullified, the draft pick would go back to the Broncos.


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