Omar Khan interviews with Dolphins

PITTSBURGH -- Steelers director of football administration Omar Khan interviewed Friday with the Miami Dolphins, and he was the first one to formally meet with the team about its opening for a general manager.

The Dolphins, who confimed the interview, are conducting a comprehensive search after the organization parted ways with Jeff Ireland earlier this week.

Khan, 36, has twice interviewed for general manager openings, and last year he was runner-up for New York Jets job that went to John Idzik.

The Dolphins have requested to interview Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. ESPN.com Dolphins reporter James Walker reports that Gamble is highly regarded by Miami owner Stephen Ross and could be one of the frontrunners for the job.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald has reported that Browns assistant manager Ray Farmer is the leading candidate to take over for Ireland.

Khan, the Steelers' point man on contract negotiations, has long been a key behind-the-scenes figure organization. The Steelers have braced for the possibility of losing Khan, and last year they hired former St. Louis Rams director of football operations Samir Suleiman to assist Khan in contract negotiations as well as salary cap planning.