The Miami Dolphins promoted director of player personnel Brian Gaine to assistant general manager. Gaine is considered a rising star in the scouting community. He was a candidate for the general manager job in St. Louis that went to veteran Les Snead (Falcons). Gaine has been in the NFL for 15 seasons and is entering his fifth with the Dolphins. He came to the organization from Dallas in 2007. "This is a very deserving promotion for Brian," GM Jeff Ireland said in a statement. "He earned this position by not only his continued and unquestioned trust, loyalty and commitment to the Miami Dolphins organization, but by his continued efforts each and every day to strive for perfection. His attention to detail and professionalism has ultimately paid dividends to his growth and development and he will continue to be a very valuable member of the organization."