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Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Redskins hire Raheem Morris to be defensive backs coach

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris has agreed to join the Washington Redskins staff as a defensive backs coach, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wednesday evening.

Morris’ hiring comes less than two weeks after Tampa Bay fired him and exactly a week after he met with Redskins’ brass about the position.

Tony Wyllie, Redskins senior vice president, declined comment.

Morris, who went 4-12 in his final season in Tampa Bay, will work to upgrade a Redskins secondary that produced only 10 interceptions in 2011.

Morris had interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings late last week but didn’t receive an offer.

The 36-year-old Morris has strong ties to the Redskins. During the mid-2000’s, he served as an assistant in Tampa Bay alongside Kyle Shanahan, and during the same time, Washington General manager Bruce Allen held the same position with the Bucs.

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