Digest: Redskins to promote Manusky; considering ex-Ravens aide Cavanaugh as OC
By Master Tesfatsion and Mike Jones
The Washington Post|
Jan 22, 2017 | 11:56 PM
It took 17 days from the moment the Washington Redskins fired Joe Barry until the time they decided on his successor, a rigorous search to find Redskins coach Jay Gruden's third defensive coordinator in four seasons.
It turned out Barry's replacement was already a member of Gruden's coaching staff.
The Redskins will promote outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator, according to several people with knowledge of the situation Sunday.
It's the fourth time Manusky, 50, will serve as a NFL defensive coordinator. Before joining the Redskins last year, Manusky was defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers (2007 to 2010), the San Diego Chargers (2011) and the Indianapolis Colts (2012 to 2015).
Manusky's tenure with the 49ers overlapped with Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan, who was 49ers vice president of player personnel (2005 to 2007) and the franchise's general manager (2008-2009), and where he had one his best defenses as a coordinator in 2009.
Manusky's units have, on average, ranked 18th in total defense and 17th in points allowed.
Manusky, who played for the Redskins as a linebacker from 1988 to 1990 during the start of his 12-year career, was the only known internal candidate.
—Master Tesfatsion and Mike Jones, The Washington Post
More NFL: The Redskins are in negotiations to promote quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Cavanaugh, the Ravens offensive coordinator from 1999 to 2004, has spent the past two seasons with Washington. Gruden is expected to serve as Washington's primary play-caller. In a corresponding move, the Redskins aim to hire San Francisco offensive assistant Kevin O'Connell as quarterbacks coach.
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