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Redskins Hire Ray Horton as Defensive Backs Coach

The Redskins have a new defensive backs coach who has a solid NFL resume, that being former Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton.

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim first tweeted the news Thursday afternoon.

The Redskins have hired Ray Horton as their defensive backs coach, per source. Horton last coached in 2016 as the defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns. He also served as a defensive coordinator with Tennessee and Arizona.

Horton last coached with the Browns in 2016, but has plenty of experience as just a defensive backs coach, as he started his career with the Redskins 1994 as a defensive assistant.

He was the Skins assistant defensive backs coach from 1995-1996. He moved on to coach defensive backs/secondary for the Cincinnati Bengals(97-01), Detroit Lions(02-03), and Pittsburgh Steelers (04-10).

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One Response to “Redskins Hire Ray Horton as Defensive Backs Coach”

  1. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    Finally some good news.

    After several coaches [GRAY, OLIVADOTTI, KOTWECKA] have bailed on the “almost there” Redskins, a coach who knows his business [JIM TOMSULA] has stayed, and another young worthy [KEVIN O’CONNELL] has been promoted to OC. These are two excellent hires, one a retention, the other a promotion.

    MATT CAVANAUGH has been kicked upstairs to share thoughts with HC JAY GRUDEN rather than being cast adrift.

    CALLAHAN remains as o-line coach for the time being. Hopefully, that will extend through this upcoming season at least.

    We should be getting a new o-lineman in the draft, maybe two, and a FA signing as well.

    I say make the o-lineman a top priority unless a top 10-rated player falls to us at #15.

    OT, FS, WR, Edge OLB, TE, OG, CB, QB.

    But of course, I don’t expect anything like that in the 2019 draft.

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