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Jim Caldwell set to take health related leave of absence

The former Detroit Lions head coach will be stepping back from his role with the Miami Dolphins.

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Miami Dolphins assistant coach and quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell will be taking a leave of absence from his current team due to health complications, the team announced on their official Twitter account Saturday.

Per the official release, Caldwell will serve as a consultant for the team.

“I will be stepping back due to some medical complications that require my full attention,” Caldwell said.

The details of his health complications are currently unknown.

Caldwell served as the Detroit Lions head coach from 2014 to 2017.

The former Lions coach has been widely regarded for his skill in developing and getting the best out of quarterbacks under his watch. He notably got the best seasons out of Peyton Manning, Joe Flacco and Matthew Stafford as either a head coach or quarterbacks coach. He also won Super Bowl rings with the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens.

With new young quarterback Josh Rosen recently arriving in Miami, Caldwell’s absence certainly comes as a disappointment for the team.

Per NFL Networks Ian Rappoport, Jerry Schuplinski will be stepping into Caldwell’s role.

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