WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins have announced that Jack Del Rio will be the team's new Defensive Coordinator.
The news comes just a day after the team named Ron Rivera the head coach and days following the release of the former team president Bruce Allen.
For years Del Rio has been known for his defensive play-calling and schemes, and most recently he served as an NFL analyst for ESPN.
Del Rio also brings along head coaching experience with the Oakland Raiders (2015-17) and previously led the Jacksonville Jaguars as head coach (2003-11). He also was a defensive coordinator for both the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.
The bringing of Del Rio to the staff by Rivera was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Before coach in the National Football League, Del Rio was a player for nearly 11 seasons after being drafted in 1985 as a linebacker out of the University of Southern California.
Del Rio played for the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins, before taking his first NFL coaching job in 1997 with the Saints.
Combined, both Rivera and Del Rio bring over four decades of NFL coaching experience.
Del Rio is originally from California, where he was both born and grew up.
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