Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase will not be renewing his contract as the team looks to bolster its offensive line and secondary.
Gase was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list Tuesday, the same day that the league released its weekly list of the top 50 most-reliable offensive line coaches.
The list includes the Dolphins’ offensive line coach and his staff.
Gases name was placed into the commissioner, a list that also includes the head coach and coordinators for their respective teams.
It’s unclear when Gase’s contract will be terminated.GASE’S TRADE VALUE Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has been vocal in his criticism of Gase, whom he has publicly berated in the past for not performing at the highest levels of his profession.
The Dolphins have been in the market for a new offensive line since the departure of defensive coordinator Mike Sherman, who was fired by Miami on Sunday.
The team has also been searching for a backup to defensive end Olivier Vernon, who has missed the last four games with a knee injury.
The club also has been in talks with former Steelers defensive coordinator Gregg Williams for the job.
The Dolphins are also in the process of hiring an offensive coordinator, a move that has been criticized by a number of players and executives.
Gase was one of several coaches who worked under former coach Adam “Pacman” Jones, who coached the team from 2006 to ’11.
Jones was fired in 2014 after nine seasons with the team.
Gases hiring is unlikely to happen quickly.