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Who is Robbie Leonard, the Miami Dolphins’ linebackers coach under Brian Flores?

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Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores has hired Robbie Leonard as his linebackers coach. Here’s what you need to know about Leonard:

Years coaching in NFL: 6.

Previous stops (and titles): New York Giants (outside linebackers coach, 2018; defensive assistant coach, 2013-2017).

Quick thoughts: Like most of Flores’ staff, Leonard is a relatively fresh face in the NFL coaching scene. He only has one year as a position coach under his belt so far after serving as a defensive assistant for five years to get his foot in the door. Before that, Leonard was a graduate assistant at North Carolina State. He was a walk-on linebacker for the Wolfpack before earning a scholarship after his freshman year.

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Adam Beasley has covered the Dolphins for the Miami Herald since 2012, and has worked for the newspaper since 2006. He is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications and has written about sports professionally since 1996.
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