With Raheem Morris accepting an assistant head coach/pass defense coordinator position with the Atlanta Falcons today, the Redskins are reportedly moving quickly to replace him. Jason La Canfora reported that the Redskins had interest in talking to former New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell, and according to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, that meeting is happening today.
Perry Fewell has interest from several other teams, including the San Francisco 49ers who interviewed him last week, and possibly the Cincinnati Bengals. The Redskins have cleared out almost their entire defensive coaching staff over the last month. Jim Haslett and the team "Mutually parted way" after the season. The Redskins then went on a three week search to replace him, finally hiring Joe Barry after losing out on Vic Fangio to the Chicago Bears. Barry let 3 coaches go, one way or the other, since being hired last week. On Wednesday, OLBs coach Brian Baker revealed that he was not being retained for next season. On Thursday, it was reported that DL coach Jacob Burney was not coming back. And today, the DBs coaching job opened up with Raheem Morris's departure.
Fewell is interviewing with the division rival Washington Redskins on Monday, according to a person familiar the situation. The individual requested anonymity because the meeting was not announced by the team.
[UPDATE #1: 1:44 PM 1/26/15] John Keim reports Fewell is meeting with the Redskins, and has an offer from the 49ers already on the table
confirming what @JordanRaanan already reported, that Perry Fewell is meeting with the Redskins today about the DB job. already talked to SF— John Keim (@john_keim) January 26, 2015
[UPDATE #2: 10:50 AM 1/27/15] Perry Fewell has multiple offers, 49ers and Redskins likely landing spots
Perry Fewell has some options. He was fired as the Giants defensive coordinator almost three weeks ago, but now has multiple offers on the table to be a defensive backs coach after interviewing with the Redskins on Monday and 49ers last Friday, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Bengals have also been rumored as a potential suitor.
The Redskins may have the edge. Fewell and his family have made their home in New Jersey and have considered keeping it as their permanent residence. Washington, D.C. is only about a three-hour drive south from North Jersey.
[UPDATE #3: 12:17 PM 1/27/15] Perry Fewell's decision could come by the end of the day