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More Coaching rumors updated

Head Coach: Mike Shanahan (signed)/No job in 2009/ Head Coach Denver Broncos

Offensive Coordinator: Kyle Shanahan (signed) /Offensive coordinator Houston Texans

Defensive Coordinator: Jim Haslett (signed) /Head Coach Orlando Tuskers-UFL/Interim Head coach St. Louis Rams

Quarterback: Chris Meidt (rumored) /Offensive assistant Redskins 2009

Runningback: Bobby Turner (signed)/ Runningbacks coach Broncos 2009

Widereciever: Maurice Mann (rumored/interviewed)/ Widerecievers coach Tampa Bay Bucs 2009

Tightend: Scott Wachenheim (rumored to stay)/ Tightends coach Redskins 2009

Offensive line: Unconfirmed

Defensive line: Mike Waufle (rumored/interviewed) Defensive Line coach Giants 2009/ Tim Krumrie (rumored) Defensive Assistant Chiefs 2009

Linebackers: Lou Spanos (signed) Defensive Assistant Steelers 2009

Assistant Linebackers: Kirk Olivadotti (rumored)

Defensivebacks: Jerry Gray (interviewed/rumored to stay) DB coach Redskins 2009/ Bob Slowik (rumored)

Safeties: Steven Jackson (Rumored to stay) Safeties coach Redskins 2009

Special Teams: Danny Smith (Rumored to stay) SP coach Redskins 2009

New Rumor: Texans offensive assistant Matt LaFleur is interviewing for a job with the Washington Redskins. LaFleur spent his two seasons with the Texans assisting with the receivers in 2008 and the quarterbacks in 2009. LaFleur, 29, worked closely with former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who resigned to accept the same position with his father, new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan.

Other news:

Redskins Official press release:

The Washington Redskins announced today they have named Jim Haslett as their defensive coordinator.

Haslett is a veteran of 24 NFL seasons, including eight as a player, nine as an assistant coach and seven as a head coach. He previously served as defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints in 1996, the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1997-99, and the St. Louis Rams in 2006, 2007 and for the first four games of 2008 before being elevated to head coach. Haslett spent last season coaching the UFL’s Florida Tuskers, which he led to a perfect 6-0 regular season record and a championship game appearance.

“I have a great deal of respect for what Jim has done in this league,” Redskins Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan said. “He is one of the game’s sharpest defensive minds and has a great passion for the sport. He will be instrumental to our success in Washington.”

Haslett replaces Greg Blache, who retired following 22 seasons as an NFL assistant, including the last six with the Redskins.

“Greg Blache has been integral to the success of the Redskins defense over the last two years, and I regret that I won’t be able to work with him,” Shanahan said. “We’ll miss his discipline, his loyalty, and his consistency, and wish all the best to Greg and his family in his retirement.”

Haslett’s first head coaching stint came in New Orleans from 2000-05. The Saints were 42-38 over his first five seasons, including one NFC West Championship, with just one losing season (7-9 in 2001). He was a unanimous selection as Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year in 2000, when he led the Saints to the first playoff victory in franchise history. He was also honored as NFL Coach of the Year by The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly, among others.

Prior to becoming the Saints’ head coach, Haslett made his mark as defensive coordinator in Pittsburgh, where he helped the Steelers win the AFC Central division in 1997. In his three years there, Haslett guided his defense to NFL rankings of sixth, 12th, and 11th, respectively. The units were particularly stout against the run, leading the league twice, and finishing third once, in rushing yards allowed per attempt. Linebacker Chad Brown, linebacker Levon Kirkland (twice), safety Carnell Lake (twice), defensive tackle Joel Steed and cornerback Rod Woodson all earned Pro Bowl selections under Haslett’s watch.

Haslett began his NFL coaching career as the Los Angeles Raiders’ linebacker coach in 1993. After two seasons there, he took the same role in New Orleans in 1996, before being promoted to defensive coordinator in 1997. Haslett also served as defensive coordinator for the WLAF’s Sacramento Surge (1991-92) and the University at Buffalo (1989-90), where he joined the coaching profession in 1988 as linebackers coach.

Haslett originally entered the NFL as a second-round draft choice of the Buffalo Bills in 1979. As an inside linebacker, he would go on to win Associate Press Defensive Rookie of the Year that season and followed it up with an All-Pro selection in 1980. He played seven seasons for the Bills (1979-85) before finishing his career with the New York Jets in 1987.

  I will have thoughts on the affect of this move and the 3-4 tomorrow

  

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