Greg Manusky is back! I know you are as excited as Jay Gruden is to hear this news. The Redskins had some casual conversations with several former head coaches/defensive coordinators for the DC job that's not officially open in Washington. Everyone they talked to(Todd Bowles, Steve Wilks, Gregg Williams, and Joe Woods) found other jobs in the NFL and passed on joining Gruden's lame duck coaching staff.
A person with knowledge of Washington’s offseason plans said Coach Jay Gruden was looking for “different perspectives” in the conversations with outside coaches. The team is keeping Manusky, in part, because Gruden wants to keep continuity with a young defense that showed promise of being one of the league’s better units last year.
Told this morning that they were just going thru interviews to see how they could better help GM. However: bottom line is they pursued 3 people hired as DCs elsewhere. Weren’t just talking to pick their brains. https://t.co/CL6X6Gleil— John Keim (@john_keim) January 16, 2019
This leaves the Redskins with only a few options, keep Manusky as DC, or fire him and promote one of his assistants that’s already under contract. Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula's contract is reportedly up with the Redskins, but they are trying to re-sign him.
The Redskins are also working on a new contract for defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, whose deal expired at season’s end and has been rumored to be looking elsewhere.