The Redskins brought in candidates from all over the country in their effort to find a defensive coordinator to replace Joe Barry. It turns out that they found their guy working just down the hall.
According to reports confirmed by CSN's Chick Hernandez, Greg Manusky, who coached the Redskins’ outside linebackers last year, will be the new defensive coordinator.
Can confirm REDSKINS will promote from within and make Greg Manusky their next Def. coord. First reported by NFL network. #redskins— Chick Hernandez (@CHICKatNBCS) January 22, 2017
Manusky has nine years of experience running NFL defenses for the 49ers, Chargers, and Colts. In 1988 he made the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of Colgate and played for them for three season. After playing for a total of 12 NFL seasons he became the Redskins’ linebackers coach under Marty Schottenheimer in 2001.
He moved on to same job with the Chargers the following season. He held that job for five seasons before the 49ers hired him to be their defensive coordinator in 2007.
The Redskins fired Barry on January 5. They interviewed a number of candidates including former head coaches Mike Pettine and Gus Bradley, and former coordinators Rob Ryan, Jason Tarver, and Dennis Thurmon.
Bradley was thought to be the favorite to get the job but earlier this week he became the Chargers’ new DC. That left Manusky as the heavy favorite to land the job.
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