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Lazor moves to Dolphins as OC

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The Miami Dolphins named Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor as their new offensive coordinator on Wednesday.

Lazor, 41, replaces Mike Sherman, who was fired after two seasons as Miami's offensive coordinator. The Detroit Lions were reported to be close to hiring Lazor for the same position.

"Bill is an accomplished coach and will be a great addition to our coaching staff," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. "Bill has been instrumental in helping players reach their full potential, as players and people, at both the college and professional level. He also has a proven track record of success working with a wide variety of offenses."

The Dolphins also interviewed former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the job.

Lazor was praised for his work with Eagles second-year quarterback Nick Foles this season. The Dolphins are hoping that Lazor can produce similar results with quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

"I am excited to be joining the Miami Dolphins," Lazor said. "I look forward to working with Coach Philbin and his staff. I want to thank Jeffrey Lurie, Chip Kelly and the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization for the great opportunity they gave me over this past year. I am eager to get to Miami to help build the 2014 Dolphins."

Lazor's coaching resume includes three seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Virginia Cavaliers and as quarterbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins.

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