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Dolphins retain Philbin for 2015


Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin will be back with the team next year, the final season of his contract.

“I believe in what we’re building, Coach Philbin is coming back next year,” Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said in the locker room after Miami rallied from a 14-0 deficit to beat the Vikings with a blocked punt.

“Here’s a Christmas present. You don’t have to ask me anymore. He has one year left on his contract and is coming back.”

The Dolphins were eliminated from the playoff picture by virtue of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Philbin, 53, said this week he was not worried about his own fate. He was hired as a first-time NFL head coach in 2012 and finished his first two seasons 7-9 and 8-8. The Dolphins are 8-7.

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