Dolphins sign GM Randy Mueller to two-year extension

Jun 27, 2007 - 10:20 PM MIAMI (Ticker) -- The Miami Dolphins on Wednesday signed general manager Randy Mueller to a two-year contract extension.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

"I'm excited to be able to continue in my role with an organization that has such a great tradition," Mueller said. "I want to thank (owner Wayne Huizenga) and (president) Bryan Wiedmeier for making this happen, and I feel that with the people we have in place, we have the opportunity to achieve a great deal of success here."

Mueller originally was hired as the Dolphins' GM in June 2005 after spending the previous three years as a television analyst. The team enjoyed an impressive season in Mueller's first year, winning the final six games of the campaign to finish 9-7.

But Miami struggled in a 2006 season marred by injuries to key players and finished last in the AFC East Division at 6-10. Despite the disappointing record, Wiedmeier feels that Mueller is the man for the job.

"Randy is one of the most respected general managers in the NFL, and we value the work that he has done here the past two years," Wiedmeier said. "We believe that with this extension, coupled with the addition of Cam Cameron as head coach, our franchise is headed in the right direction."

Mueller also served as the GM for the New Orleans Saints from 2000-2001. He was named NFL Executive of the Year in 2000, when New Orleans went 10-6 and posted the first postseason victory in franchise history.

Mueller hopes to have similar success with the Dolphins, who aim to rebound from a 2006 campaign tainted by a disappointing performance from quarterback Daunte Culpepper.

Mueller engineered a trade with the Minnesota Vikings to bring Culpepper to Miami last season. But the three-time Pro Bowler was limited to just four games in 2006 while rehabilitating from reconstructive knee surgery.

The injury to Culpepper was the first in a series of disappointments for the Dolphins, as coach Nick Saban left the team on January 4 to accept the post at Alabama.

Just 15 days later, Mueller filled the coaching vacancy by signing Cameron - who previously was the San Diego Chargers' offensive coordinator - to a four-year contract.

No one has shouted yet.
Be the first!