Redskins add assistant OL coach

Redskins add assistant OL coach
February 9, 2011, 2:36 am
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 9:41

Although they remain without a tight ends coach, the Redskins added a position Tuesday by hiring Chris Morgan as the assistant offensive line coach.

Morgan spent the last two years in the same role for the Oakland Raiders and will with offensive line coach Chris Forester.

Morgan is most closely linked with former Raiders coachcurrent Seattle offensive coach Tom Cable Morgan was coached by Cable his last two years at the University of Colorado, served as a graduate assistant at Idaho where Cable was the coach and served his first NFL stint under Cable.

Out of all the players that I have coached who have gone into the coaching profession, Chris is the greatest student and finest teacher of what offensive line play is about, Cable said in the Redskins press release announcing Morgans hiring. He understands what it takes to buy into the system and buy into the discipline of it.

The Redskins have one opening on the coaching staff following tight ends coach Jon Embrees departure to be head coach at Colorado. A day after the season, Mike Shanahan said he would likely hire from outside after offensive assistant Sean McVay handled the duties the last month of the season.