Greg Manusky Named New Redskins Defensive Coordinator

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured Columnist

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Following the dismissal of Joe Barry, the Washington Redskins have decided on their next defensive coordinator.

Continue for updates.

Redskins Promote Manusky

Monday, Jan. 23

The Redskins announced they promoted outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator.

The Redskins announced they interviewed Manusky on Jan. 17.

Pagano Meets with Redskins

Thursday, Jan. 19

Former San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano had an interview with the Redskins regarding their defensive coordinator position, per John Keim of

Thurman Linked to Redskins

Thursday, Jan. 19

WIVB's Josh Reed, citing a citing, reported that former Bills defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman is expected to interview with the Redskins.

Redskins Considering Ryan

Monday, Jan. 16

The Redskins announced they interviewed Rob Ryan.

Redskins to Interview Phillips

Thursday, Jan. 12

Liz Clarke of the Washington Post reported the Redskins will interview former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips on Jan. 13.  

Redskins Meet with Bradley

Wednesday, Jan. 11

The Redskins announced they interviewed former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley for the defensive coordinator position.

Garafolo initially reported on Jan. 6 that Washington has interest in pursuing Bradley for the position:

Although Bradley flamed out as a head coach, going just 14-48 in parts of four seasons with the Jags, Jacksonville did boast the NFL's No. 6 defense in terms of yardage allowed this season.

Bradley served as the Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator from 2009 through 2012 and was key in their development into an elite defensive unit.

One potential stumbling block in the Redskins landing Bradley is a recent report from ESPN's Adam Schefter that Bradley intends to follow Buffalo Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn should he land a permanent head coaching position.

Defense has been Washington's Achilles' heel over the past couple of seasons, as the offense led by quarterback Kirk Cousins has largely been tasked with carrying the team.

The Redskins have some big-time talent on that side of the ball in the form of cornerback Josh Norman and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, and a defensive mind like Bradley may be precisely what they need in order to take the defense to the next level.

Pettine Interviews with Redskins

Monday, Jan. 9 

The Redskins announced they spoke with former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine regarding the open defensive coordinator position.

Per Keim on Jan. 6, the Redskins fired Barry after two years on the job.

Washington ranked 28th in yardage allowed and 19th in points allowed in 2016, as it missed the playoffs due to a Week 17 loss to the New York Giants.

Wilks to Speak with Redskins

Friday, Jan. 6 

Rapoport reported the Redskins asked for and were granted permission to interview Carolina Panthers assistant head coach and defensive backs coach Steve Wilks.


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