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Jim Haslett to Return for 5th Season as Redskins Defensive Coordinator

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - The Washington Redskins have officially confirmed Jim Haslett will be retained as defensive coordinator, the team announced on Friday.

Also announced, Wes Phillips has been named tight ends coach — taking over the position last held by Sean McVay, who was promoted to offensive coordinator – and the team will retain Chris Foerster as offensive line coach.

Phillips, 34, is the son of former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillip and is entering his eighth NFL season, after spending his first seven years in various coaching roles in Dallas.

Prior to his coaching career, Phillips played quarterback at UTEP from 1999 to 2001, and later for the San Diego Riptide in the Arena Football League’s developmental league.

Foerster, 52, is entering his fifth season in Washington after originally joining the Redskins as the team’s offensive line coach in 2010. His unit has allowed the Redskins to rush for 4,873 yards, the most in the NFL in that time frame.

Haslett, 58, will be entering his fifth season as the Redskins defensive coordinator.

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