On Tuesday, the Redskins announced that they’ve officially promoted Doug Williams to Senior Vice President Of Player Personnel.
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“I’m blessed and I’m going to embrace it and we’re going to go forward,” Williams said of his new position.
“When we did this draft this past year I can honestly say I’ve never seen a communication between a total staff like we did this year,” he said. “We understand all the other things that was going on, but that wasn’t for us. We were looking forward, not looking backwards, and we made sure we did the best job that we possibly can for the Washington Redskins.”
Redskins president Bruce Allen said Jay Gruden and Williams will both report to him but added that “together we will make the decision.”
Meanwhile, Allen said that Eric Schaffer will have an enhanced role in the Redskins front office, even though he didn’t get the top job as some assumed he would.