Redskins promote linebackers coach Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator

Posted at 12:17 PM, Jan 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 10:26:47-05
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ASHBURN, Va. – After multiple outside interviews for their defensive coordinator position, the Redskins decided to stay in-house and promote outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky, the team confirmed Monday.

Manusky played in the NFL from 1988-1999 Jonathan Daniel /Allsport

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This is Manusky’s fourth stint as a defensive coordinator, most recently with the Indianapolis Colts from 2012-15. Prior to the Colts, Manusky spent a season as the San Diego Chargers (2011) defensive coordinator. From 2007-2010, he served in the same position for the San Francisco 49ers.

Manusky also played linebacker for the Redskins from 1988-90.

Jay Gruden parted ways with Joe Barry and his defensive staff after a second consecutive season of being in the lower half of total defense.