There has been a lot of front office news today, and the Redskins are making official announcements quickly. It was reported today that the Redskins and Senior VP of Football Ops Eric Schaffer had mutually decided to part ways. The Redskins then confirmed it, releasing statements from the team and Schaffer.
His replacement was quickly named after it had been rumored for the past week. Rob Rogers was the Carolina Panthers Executive Director of Player Finance and Football Research. He will take over Schaffer's job for the Redskins.
The next announcement gives Doug William's a new job title. He was the team's Senior Vice President of Player Personnel since the last front office shake up following GM Scot McCloughan's firing in 2017. His new title will be Senior Vice President of Player Development. This move takes him out of the personnel department as Ron Rivera continues to shape the team.
From the Redskins Official Press Release:
“Doug Williams is a legend within the Redskins franchise,” said Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder. “He is excited about this new role and in working with Coach Rivera. Doug is one of the most respected men in our building and I know that he will have an immediate impact on our players.”
“I’ve had a chance to talk at length with Doug Williams since my arrival and he is ready to take on this new role,” said Washington Redskins Head Coach Ron Rivera. “We want to create an atmosphere that is all about the players. Doug will be an invaluable asset in player development in making sure that all of our players have the guidance and resources needed to be successful on and off the field.”
“After meeting with Dan Snyder, Coach Rivera and Senior Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken, we all came to an agreement on the vision that we have for the franchise going forward,” said Doug Williams. “I am looking forward to this new opportunity to work with Malcolm and I have always respected his work during my time with the franchise. We both look forward to working with and supporting Coach Rivera in making sure that our players are prepared for life on and off the field.”
The Washington Redskins announced today Doug Williams will be named the Senior Vice President of Player Development. He will report directly to Head Coach Ron Rivera.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) January 9, 2020
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