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Redskins Coaching News: ILB Coach Kirk Olivadotti hired by the Green Bay Packers

Bye Kirk

Washington Redskins 2009 Headshots

The Redskins allowed another coach to leave the building today. Inside Linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti was given permission to interview with the Green Bay Packers for the same position this week. He has now reportedly been hired for the Packers, and the Redskins have another job to fill on their coaching staff.

This was Olivadotti’s second run with the Redskins. He originally coached for Washington from 2000-2010, coaching special teams, defensive backs, and linebackers at various points. He left to coach linebackers in college at Georgia from 2011-2013. He was hired again by the Redskins in 2014 when Head Coach Jay Gruden took over the team. He has coached both outside and inside linebackers.

The Redskins also gave Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica permission to interview with other teams, and he left to take the same job with the Atlanta Falcons. His replacement, Nate Kaczor, was named today. There were reports of a lot of turnover on the coaching staff this offseason, but the news has been more about who the Redskins couldn’t hire. Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky returns, and the team continues to interview people to replace Defensive Backs Coach Torrian Gray. Washington has denied some assistants permission to interview with other teams, like Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Chad Englehart...