New Coach on the Way?

The Dolphins have three openings on their coaching staff — all on defense — but they could be on the verge of reducing that number by one.'s Mike Lombardi is reporting that Bill Sheridan, who was fired as Giants defensive coordinator after the end of the regular season, will be joining the Dolphins as a linebackers coach.

The Dolphins had two linebackers coaches last season, but both are gone. Inside linebackers coach George Edwards joined the University of Florida, and outside linebackers coach Jim Reid is now at the University of Virginia.

Of course, the biggest vacancy is at defensive coordinator after the firing of Paul Pasqualoni. Mike Zimmer, who coached under Bill Parcells in Dallas, no longer is a candidate after he decided to re-sign with the Cincinnati Bengals.

TWO NEW DOLPHINS: The Dolphins went to the CFL to pick up two more players: fullback Rolly Lumbala and guard Dimitri Tsoumpas.

Both players had workouts for the Dolphins late in the 2009 season. The second overall pick in the 2008 CFL draft, Tsoumpas was a nominee for the league's Most Outstanding Rookie award in 2008 and this past season he was a CFL All-West Division All-Star for the Calgary Stampeders.

Lumbala spent the past two seasons with the B.C. Lions, playing with linebacker Cameron Wake in 2008.

Dolphins Report Top Stories