Redskins promote Doug Williams to Senior VP of Player Personnel

Posted at 8:10 PM, Jun 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 09:31:46-04

Doug Williams speaks with former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - For the first time since firing general manager Scot McCloughan in March, the Redskins have some stability in their front office - but still no true general manager.

In a press conference Tuesday morning at Redskins Park, Washington announced Doug Williams as the franchise's new Senior Vice President of Player Personnel.

Team president Bruce Allen. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Williams will report to team president Bruce Allen, who spearheaded the team's draft and offseason signings. Allen joined the Redskins as Executive Vice President/General Manager in 2009, but transitioned to the role of president in 2014 and hired McCloughan as GM in January 2015.

Allen hired Williams to work in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers front office in 2004. Doug has been in the NFL for 20 seasons, including 11 in scouting/personnel roles. He began working for the Redskins in 2014. He played for the team from 1986-89 and led Washington to a Super Bowl XXII title.