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Dolphins Down To 3 Finalists For Head Coach

NEW YORK (CBSMiami) – More than 1,000 miles away from the Miami Dolphins training facility, three assistant coaches are interviewing for a second time with the team for the vacant head coaching job.

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin had his second interview with Fins general manager Jeff Ireland and owner Stephen Ross Wednesday in New York.

Philbin was away from the Packers for much of the last week after his son drowned in a Wisconsin river while the coach was interviewing in Miami.

Later Wednesday afternoon, Ross and Ireland are expected to meet for a second time with Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

Bowles guided the Fins to a 2-1 record in his three games as head coach including a victory over the New York Jets.

Ross and Ireland are also expected to meet with Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy at some point over the next 48 hours.

McCoy received great praise after tailoring an offense to fit the Broncos' Tim Tebow's limited passing ability and get the team to the playoffs.

The Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders, and Indianapolis Colts are all looking for a head coach at the current time.

For all three teams, they would like to fill the head coaching position and assemble a staff sooner, rather than later.

The 2012 Senior Bowl will take place on January 28, and teams routinely use the Senior Bowl as a place to scout draft picks for the 2012 NFL Draft.

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