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.