Biggs: Redskins hire strength and conditioning coach

So much for Bill Romanowski coaching up the Washington Redskins on the finer points of strength, training, nutrition, supplements and all that good stuff.

The club announced this afternoon that it has hired Ray Wright to fill that position. He joins the Redskins after working for the Houston Texans for eight seasons. He was the Texans’ head strength and conditioning coach this past season after serving as the assistant for the previous seven years.

“The position of strength and conditioning coach demands a combination of youth and experience,” coach Mike Shanahan said in a statement. “Ray delivers on both of those. He has learned from some of the best in the business. We expect him to bring out the most from our players, starting with their offseason conditioning.”

Wright, a former player at Duke, worked at the University of Maryland previously and he’s worked in scouting departments previously with the Redskins and Chicago Bears.

Romanowski, who has a longstanding relationship with Shanahan, interviewed for the job. His background, including ties to BALCO and a failed drug test as a player, made that idea a clumsy one, at best.

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