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Miami Dolphins promote John Benton to offensive line coach

The Dolphins promoted John Benton to offensive line coach on Saturday.
The Dolphins promoted John Benton to offensive line coach on Saturday.
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As expected, the Dolphins promoted John Benton to offensive line coach on Saturday and also hired Jack Bicknell Jr. as assistant offensive coach.

Benton, who had been hired in January as Miami's assistant offensive line coach, replaces Jim Turner, who was fired recently after being implicated in Ted Wells' report on the Dolphins' bullying scandal.

Benton has coached 27 seasons, including 17 in college. He spent the past eight seasons as the Houston Texans' offensive line coach. Before that, he was the St. Louis Rams' offensive line coach in 2005 and also has coached at Colorado State and California University in Pennsylvania.

Bicknell Jr. was the offensive line coach for the New York Giants (2009-2011), Kansas City (2012) and Pittsburgh (2013) but was fired by the Steelers in January. He was the head coach at Louisiana Tech from 1999 to 2006.

• Former Lions free agent safety Louis Delmas visited the Dolphins on Friday.

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