Redskins retain Haslett as D-coordinator

ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA9) -- Jim Haslett will return to the Washington Redskins as defensive coordinator under new head coach Jay Gruden, the team announced Friday.

Haslett will serve as defensive coordinator for the fifth season after his hire in 2010.

This past season, The Redskins defense was ranked 18th in total defense, 20th in opponent passing yards, and 17th in opponent rushing yards. The Redskins allowed 29.9 points per game which was tied for 30th in the NFL. Only the Minnesota Vikings allowed more points in 2013.

Since Jim Haslett has been with the Redskins, members of the Redskins' defense have accounted for seven of the team's ten Pro Bowl selections.

Haslett previously worked with Jay Gruden in the United Football league.

The team also announced the hiring of Wes Phillips as tight ends coach and Chris Foerster as offensive line coach.

Phillips is entering his eighth NFL season after spending the previous seven seasons in various coaching positions with the Dallas Cowboys.

Foerster is entering his fifth season with the Redskins after originally signing on as the team's offensive line coach in 2010.


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