Sherman and Fins near deal

Mike Sherman
-Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post is reporting Mike Sherman interviewed today in Miami for the offensive coordinator position. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Sherman and the Fins are near a deal. Sherman was up for the Tampa job but lost that to Greg Schiano. It would be a total shock if Sherman isn't the Dolphins offensive coordinator considering the long relationship Philbin and Sherman have and the fact Sherman hired Philbin back in GB giving Philbin his first NFL job.

-Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald is reporting that the Dolphins and Kevin Coyle are close to signing a deal for him to be the new defensive coordinator. According to the report Coyle has told those in Cincinnati he doesn't have the Dolphins job locked up but its looking good. Coyle represents himself and doesn't have an agent and as Armando points out, he would know if its "looking good" then.

-Armando is also reporting that Mark Duffner, a 38 year veteran of coaching will follow Coyle to Miami. Duffner has been the linebackers coach in Jacksonville the last 7 years and will have the same role in Miami. His signing is also all but official. Duffner was the Bengals defensive coordinator from 2001-2002 and has worked with Coyle before.

-Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun is reporting the Dolphins have offered Ravens WR coach Jim Hostler a position to be their wide receivers coach.