Dolphins assistant coach Jim Caldwell to take leave of absence to address health issues

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Dolphins assistant coach Jim Caldwell to take leave of absence to address health issues

Former Lions and Colts head coach Jim Caldwell, now an assistant with the Miami Dolphins, is taking a leave of absence to address health issues.

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Jim Caldwell will take a leave of absence from his role as Miami Dolphins assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach and serve as a consultant for the 2019 season to address health issues, the team announced Saturday. 

No timetable for his absence or details about his health were provided. 

“I will be stepping back due to some medical complications that require my full attention,” Caldwell said. “I want to thank [owner] Stephen Ross, [general manager] Chris Grier, Coach Flores and the rest of the organization for the support they have given me and my family.”

Caldwell, 64, did not coach last year after departing the Lions in 2017. He interviewed for the vacant jobs with the Packers and Jets this past offseason before rookie head coach Brian…

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