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Coaching Updates: Staff coming together

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: Matt LaFleur (signed) /Offensive Assistant Houston Texans 2009

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

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

Tightend: Jon Embree (signed)/ TE coach for the Kansas City Chiefs

Offensive line: Tom Cable (rumored) 2009 Raiders head coach

Defensive line: Jacob Burney (signed) Former Broncos DL coach

Linebackers: Lou Spanos (signed) Defensive Assistant Steelers 2009

Defensive Assistant: Kirk Olivadotti (signed) Redskins Linebackers Coach 2009

Defensivebacks: Bob Slowik (rumored) former Broncos DC

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

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

News Releases:

 The Washington Redskins today named Kyle Shanahan offensive coordinator, Matt LaFleur quarterbacks coach and Jon Embree tight ends coach.

Shanahan spent the previous four seasons with the Houston Texans, the final two as the team’s offensive coordinator. Under Shanahan’s direction, the 2009 Texans led the National Football League in passing (4,654 yards) and ranked fourth in total offense (6,129 yards), both of which were franchise records. The Texans also set a franchise high touchdown passes (29). With Shanahan calling the plays, quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Andre Johnson formed one of the league’s most dangerous tandems, with Schaub leading the NFL in completions (396), attempts (583), and passing yards (4,776) and Johnson ranking first in receiving yards (1,569) and third in receptions (101). Both Schaub and Johnson were selected for the 2010 Pro Bowl.

LaFleur spent the last two seasons as Offensive Assistant for the Houston Texans. Last season, LaFleur assisted Kyle Shanahan with the Texans’ quarterbacks. Matt Schaub led the NFL in 2009 with 4,770 passing yards and 396 completions, and was fifth with 29 touchdowns and seventh with a 98.6 passer rating. Under their guidance, Houston’s offense finished first in the NFL in passing (4,654 yards) and fourth in total offense (6,129 yards).

LaFleur worked with the wide receivers in his first season in Houston. That year, Andre Johnson led the NFL with 115 catches and 1,575 receiving yards. In addition, fellow receiver Kevin Walter chipped in 60 catches for 899 yards and eight touchdowns.

Embree, who most recently served as the Kansas City Chiefs tight ends coach from 2006-2008, comes to Washington with 17 years of coaching experience at the NFL and college level. While in Kansas City, he worked with All-Pro Tight End Tony Gonzalez who made the Pro Bowl each year during Embree’s tenure. In 2007, Gonzalez led all NFL tight ends with 99 catches for 1,172 yards, accounting for 38.6 percent of the club’s receiving yards and 37.3 percent of their receptions that season.

In 2007, Burney coached a Denver defensive line that led the AFC (T-2nd in the NFL) with nine takeaways as his group totaled seven fumble recoveries and two interceptions. Dumervil continued his improvement under Burney, tying for sixth in the NFL with 12.5 sacks (most by a Bronco in eight seasons) and tying for the league lead in takeaways (4) among defensive linemen.

Redskins Secondary coach Jerry Gray leaves for the Seattle Seahawks

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