Dick Bielski, coach of receivers for the Washington Redskins the last four years, has resigned from the club and will accept a similar position with the Baltimore Colts.
Bielski, whose contract with the Redskins runs out Feb. 1, said yesterday he was making the move "more for my family than anything else. It was just a natural. My home is five minutes from where they practice. I could jog to work."
Bielski commuted from Baltimore to Redskin Park all four years he was with the team, often sleeping over in nearby hotels or on any available office couch during the 14-week NFL season.
Bielski said he had spoken to George Allen, now vacationing in Hawaii, and said the coach "gave me his blessing." A team spokesman said a decision on Bielski's replacement would not be made until the coach returns next week.
The Colt job opened up last week when the team fired two assistants - defensive line coach Jerry Smith and receiver-conditioning coach Pete McCulley, Bielski said he contacted head coach Ted Marchibroda Thursday about the job.
"Ted and I were very close when he was here," said Bielski. "It was n't a tough decision at all."