Bill Parcells May Leave Dolphins If NFL Team Is Sold

Bill Parcells may leave the Miami Dolphins after one season if the National Football League franchise’s sale by owner Wayne Huizenga is completed, ESPN reported. Parcells, who is in the first season of a four-year contract as the team’s vice president of football operations, has a one-time out clause that allows him to leave with the entire $12 million value of the contract if Huizenga sells the team, ESPN said, citing unnamed sources. Earlier this year, Huizenga agreed to sell 95 percent of the team to New York developer Stephen Ross, and hopes to have the sale completed in January. The New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions are all on Parcells’s radar if he is released from his contract, ESPN said. Parcells has had a successful first season in Miami. The team, which went 1-15 in 2007, is 10-5 this season, with a chance to win the American Football Conference East Division if they beat the New York Jets today in East Rutherford, New Jersey.