Report: Redskins negotiating with Cavanaugh to be their offensive coordinator


The Redskins seem to have have settled on one coordinator. They may be closing in on filling the other vacant spot.

They have hired Greg Manusky to replace fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry. And, according to the Washington Post they are in negotiations to move Matt Cavanaugh from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator. The job became vacant on January 12, when Sean McVay took an offer to be the head coach of the Rams.

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Cavanaugh has been thought to be one of the leading candidates to replace McVay all along. When it became known that offensive line coach Bill Callahan wants to stay in his present position, Cavanaugh become the strong favorite.

A clue that the Redskins intend to promote Cavanaugh came a couple of days ago when it was reported that the team had hired Kevin O’Connell to be the quarterbacks coach. If the QB coach job is filled, that likely means that the guy who had the job is getting moved upstairs.

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Still up in the air is the status of tight ends coach Wes Phillips, who was seen as a dark horse candidate to get the coordinator job. There were reports that he was headed to Los Angeles to work under McVay but nothing has been determined as of now.


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