Former New York Giants assistant coach Bill Sheridan has been hired as the Miami Dolphins' inside linebackers coach.
Sheridan was fired two weeks ago as the Giants' defensive coordinator. In Miami he replaces George Edwards, who left after five seasons to become the Florida Gators' defensive coordinator.
Sheridan coached the Giants' linebackers in 2005-08 and was their defensive coordinator in 2009. The Giants gave up 427 points this season, third-worst in the NFL.
The Dolphins announced the hiring Tuesday. They're still seeking a defensive coordinator to replace Paul Pasqualoni, fired after two seasons. Miami is expected to interview Mike Nolan, who left the Denver Broncos this week after one season as their defensive coordinator.