Longtime NFL executive Eddie Jones dies at 74

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MIAMI (AP) -- Former NFL executive Eddie Jones, who spent 10 years as president of the Miami Dolphins, has died. He was 74.

Jones died Wednesday morning, the Dolphins said. No cause was immediately given.

Jones joined the Dolphins as vice president of administration and finance in 1988 before becoming executive vice president and general manager in 1990. He became team president in 1996 and held that position until retiring following the 2005 season.

The Houston native played a key role in taking the Dolphins global, with the team playing games in London (1988), Tokyo (1991), Berlin (1992) and Mexico City (1997) during his tenure.

He also served as president of the New Orleans Saints from 1982-85.

Jones is survived by his wife, Marilyn, their three children and five grandchildren.