Report: Shanahan could consider Gray as coordinator
Mike Shanahan started his day off Thursday at Redskins Park by meeting individually with members of the Jim Zorn coaching staff.
The Washington Post reports that formal interviews with some of the holdovers from the Zorn staff could take place next week and it’s possible that a few will be retained. The only coach officially added at this point is Shanahan’s son, Kyle Shanahan. The 30-year-old is expected to be the offensive coordinator.
Secondary coach Jerry Gray, who was given an interview for the job that the free world knew was going to Shanahan, is reportedly a possibility to be the defensive coordinator. However, there are reports that Jim Haslett and Mike Zimmer are also in the running for that job. Haslett coached in the United Football League last fall, and Zimmer is the defensive coordinator of the Bengals, who enter the playoffs on Saturday. Zimmer is coming out of contract. Greg Blache, who ran the defense the past two seasons, is not believed to be in the mix.
Gray previously served as a defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills. He’s well-liked by the players and has a good feel for what the Redskins already have on the roster.
It is believed the Redskins will pursue Bobby April to be their special teams coach.
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