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It's been a busy month for the Redskins filling out their coaching staff, and the team made another move to solidify the 2017 team with the addition of Cannon Matthews. Coming from the Cleveland Browns, Matthews will serve as the Redskins defensive quality control coach.

The biggest coaching move of the offseason came in early January when the team dismissed defensive coordinator Joe Barry. Washington also lost offensive coordinator Sean McVay when he got the head coaching job of the LA Rams. 

The search for a new defensive coordinator cast a wide net, though eventually, the 'Skins decided to promote Greg Manusky from outside linebackers coach to run the defense. While Manusky's promotion was somewhat surprising, Jay Gruden's promotion of Matt Cavanaugh from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator was not.

Matthews served as the Browns assistant defensive backs coach last year, and was a defensive quality control coach for two seasons before that with the Titans. For a full look at his bio, click here.

It's interesting Matthews has a background working with defensive backs. The Redskins fired Perry Fewell from that position along with Barry, and many figured former assistant defensive backs coach Aubrey Pleasant would get that job. A contract dispute kept the 'Skins from promoting Pleasant, and the team named former Virginia Tech defensive backs coach Torrian Gray to that position last week. 

 

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