Rob Rogers hired
Ron Rivera has taken full control of the Redskins and he continues to shape both the coaching staff and the front office.
He replaced Kevin O'Connell as offensive coordinator with his former QB coach from the Panthers Scott Turner. O'Connell was considered the early favorite, but Rivera made a few hires on the offensive staff, and eventually hired his guy. He has hired multiple coaches from his previous coaching staff, and also brought Head Trainer Ryan Vermillion with him.
There were early reports that Senior VP of Football Ops Eric Schaffer had been fired. These reports were quickly disputed, then clarified. Schaffer was going to stay until May, after the NFL draft. More reports came out that Schaffer was offered a contract extension in the fall, but they couldn't agree on money. Now he is out earlier than expected per Ian Rapoport.
Jason La Canfora previously reported that Scaffer could be replaced by Panthers Executive Director of Player Finance and Football Research Rob Rogers. Rapoport says that Rogers will be the top candidate to replace Schaffer, giving Rivera one of his guys in the front office.
JLC says Rivera is eyeing this guy, Rob Rogers, to replace Schaffer. 25 years with Carolina. pic.twitter.com/C3P6PFU4Tf— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) January 6, 2020
With Eric Schaffer out, Panthers executive director of player finance Rob Rogers is the expected replacement, per sources. Rogers, a member of the Panthers organization since 1995, met with Washington yesterday, per source.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) January 9, 2020