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Rams set to hire Sean McVay as head coach; Redskins now looking for two new coordinators

Rams set to hire Sean McVay as head coach; Redskins now looking for two new coordinators

The Redskins’ search for a new offensive coordinator starts right now.

The Los Angeles Rams have announced that Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay will the their new head coach. At 30, McVay becomes the youngest head coach in league history.

While many in the organization believed that McVay would some day become a head coach, few thought that this would be the year.

Usually it takes a few times through the cycle of interviews to land a job but apparently the Rams were impressed with McVay.

They interviewed him initially last week and then conducted a second interview yesterday before announcing the hiring on Twitter today.

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Under McVay the Redskins set a team record for total offense in a season with 6.454 yards.

The offense was innovative and, obviously, very effective. Quarterback Kirk Cousins went from a backup with an uncertain future to a starter who passed for nearly 5,000 yards in 2016.

The Rams are hoping that McVay can work some magic with Jared Goff, the second-year QB who ws the top pick in the 2916 draft. Goff struggled as a rookie and star running back Todd Gurley called the Rams' scheme "a middle school offense" during the season. That will change under McVay. 

The Redskins now are looking for coordinators on both sides of the ball. They fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry a week ago and they started into the interview process this week with meetings with Gus Bradley and Mike Pettine.

They could look internally first, with both offensive line coach Bill Callahan and quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh being strong choices.

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Former Redskin Josh Doctson signs with New York Jets

Former Redskin Josh Doctson signs with New York Jets

Former Redskins' wideout Josh Doctson has found another home, again. 

Doctson, 27, signed with the New York Jets the team announced Saturday morning via twitter. 

Washington selected Doctson with their 22nd pick in the 2016 NFL draft after he put up monster numbers at Texas Christian University. However, his collegiate success never quite translated to the professional level. During his three seasons in D.C. he played 33 games, recorded 81 receptions for a total of 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns.

After Washinton released Doctson last September he joined the Minnesota Vikings, but injuries held him to only one appearance and no catches. 

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Josh Hart tries to recruit Stefon Diggs to Redskins amidst trade rumors

Josh Hart tries to recruit Stefon Diggs to Redskins amidst trade rumors

New Orleans Pelican Josh Hart tried to recruit Stefon Diggs in a twitter exchange Thursday surrounding Jordan Reed’s release from the Redskins.

Reed was released on Thursday after six seasons and seven years on the team.

In a tweet commemorating Reed’s accomplishments, the Redskins called him “one of the best in franchise history” and thanked him for his years on the team.

Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins showed his disappointment in Reed’s release by quoting the tweet with a crying emoji. Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs shared similar feelings by responding to the quote saying “not my dog j reed…”.

Diggs is a Maryland native but has been with the Vikings since he was drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft in the fifth round.

In response to this exchange, Hart chimed in and pleaded with him to “Come on home bro #HTTR”.  Hart, a D.C. native and long-time Redskins fan, is not the only one who has been looking to help the Redskins with their player recruitment.

Haskins has also made recruiting for the Redskins a habit this season, engaging with players like Ron Rivera and Antonio Brown through social media regarding coming to play in DC.

Hart's interaction with Diggs is particularly notable considering that his recent social media has left Vikings fans wondering what his next moves are. In addition to cryptic tweets potentially linked to his dissatisfaction with his team, Diggs also took down all of his Instagram pictures which feature him in a Vikings uniform.

Could Diggs be heading to the Redskins? If Hart has any say in the matter, maybe.

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