Redskins confirm they’re retaining Raheem Morris as secondary coach

Raheem Morris (Associated Press)
Raheem Morris (Associated Press)

The Washington Redskins are retaining Raheem Morris as their secondary coach and Jacob Burney as their defensive line coach, the team announced Thursday.

The team also announced the hiring of Kirk Olivadotti as inside linebackers coach.

Morris and Burney are holdovers from former coach Mike Shanahan’s staff. People close to the situation said since Jay Gruden was hired to replace Shanahan that the Redskins would retain Morris and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and would promote Sean McVay from tight ends coach to offensive coordinator.

The team now has confirmed that it is keeping Morris and McVay. McVay’s deal to be promoted to offensive coordinator was completed earlier this week.

Morris and McVay previously worked with Gruden with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McVay and Haslett worked with him in the United Football League.

Olivadotti returns to the Redskins after a three-year stint at the University of Georgia as the inside linebackers coach. He worked for the Redskins for 11 seasons prior to that.

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