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Redskins interested in Gregg Williams' son

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder fired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams after the 2007 season, ending Williams's successful four-year tenure with the team. Now, it appears that a member of Williams's family could join the first staff of new Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan.

Shanahan is interested in interviewing Blake Williams, Gregg's son, for a position, two league sources said recently. Williams, who holds a degree from Princeton, currently is an offensive coaching assistant for the New Orleans Saints, for whom his father is the defensive coordinator.

Blake assists the Saints' offensive coaches "in all aspects of game preparation, including film breakdown, player and unit scouting reports, the creation of playbooks and during practice," according to the team's website. He served as a coaching intern with the Redskins during the 2006-07 season and last season worked as a defensive assistant under his father with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Obviously, with the Saints seeded first in the NFC playoffs, they're a little busy right now, and the Redskins would have to seek permission to interview Blake. But Shanahan apparently has been interested in Blake for quite some time, and he plans to move aggressively to complete his staff, the sources said.

-- Jason Reid

By Cindy Boren  |  January 6, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  | Category:  Redskins Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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So then I said, "Hire 'em, Hire 'em 5 times over." Then I waited.

Posted by: deputydan | January 7, 2010 10:14 AM

This is all you need to know

I think he would fit in really well with the Chiefs

Posted by: dansteinberg | January 7, 2010 8:16 AM

Read the title and thought what do they want with Chase? He's going to VT next year to play linebacker. Then I remembered I wasn't on the VT board and that Williams has an older son. Duh.

Posted by: bluegrls99 | January 6, 2010 1:14 PM

Simply Hire Gregg and Blake

Posted by: BacktoGlory | January 6, 2010 12:38 PM


Posted by: tlj-dc | January 6, 2010 12:20 PM

Gregg Willimas has never had anything bad to say about Dan Snyder.

Ceratto? Well, that's probably something entirely different.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | January 6, 2010 11:25 AM


Posted by: obxneric | January 6, 2010 11:20 AM

Small world, huh?

Posted by: shanks1 | January 6, 2010 11:16 AM

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