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Redskins Promoting Greg Manusky To Defensive Coordinator

Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport are reporting that the Redskins are promoting Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator.

The Redskins also interviewed John Pagano, Dennis Thurman, Rob Ryan, Greg Manusky, Gus Bradley and Mike Pettine for the position.

However, it appears as though they felt better about promoting from within to replace Joe Barry, who was fired along with a few assistant coaches a few weeks ago.

Manusky, 50, began his NFL coach with the Redskins as their linebackers coach back in 2001. He has worked for the Chargers, 49ers and Colts before returning to Washington as their outside linebackers coach last year.

This will be his fourth opportunity as a defensive coordinator in the NFL.

In 2016, the Redskins were No. 18 points allowed, No. 3 total yards allowed, No. 21 rushing yards allowed and No. 2 passing yards allowed.