Six NFL front office people have emerged as candidates to interview for the Dolphins' vacant general manager job, and all would be serving in such a role for the first time.

Tennessee's Lake Dawson, Pittsburgh's Omar Khan, Cleveland's Ray Farmer, Arizona's Jason Licht, the New York Giants' Marc Ross and the Dolphins' Brian Gaine are all reportedly in the running for the job vacated when the Dolphins and former general manager Jeff Ireland agreed to part ways on Wednesday.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross announced in a statement on Thursday that the new GM will be responsible for the 53-man roster. He also announced that friend Carl Peterson will assist during the interview process which starts on Friday.

"They will need to be a person who is collaborative team player that puts the organization first," Ross said. "Regardless of reporting structure, the relationship between the general manager and Coach Phibin must be one of trust, respect, and collaboration, and this will be an area we will look closely at during the process."

Gaine, who has served as the team's assistant general manager the last two years has 15 years of experience.

The Dolphins have received permission to interview Farmer, who was promoted by the Browns to assistant general manager after serving seven seasons as Kansas City's director of pro personnel. Farmer was hired in Kansas City by Peterson.

The Dolphins, along with Tampa Bay, requested permission to interview Ross. He just finished his first season as the Giants' vice president of player evaluation serving as director of college scouting the previous six years.

The Dolphins have also requested permission to interview Dawson, who just completed his second year as Tennessee's vice president of player personnel.