sp-skins25_05_1287939960_10_0_530093945_image_1024w Malcolm Blacken replaces Phillip Daniels, above, who held the director of player development position for the 2012 season but departed in February. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The Redskins announced Wednesday afternoon that they have hired Malcolm Blacken as their director of player development.

It marks the third stint Blacken has held with Washington. He replaces former Redskin Phillip Daniels, who held the director of player development position for the 2012 season but departed in February.

Blacken was a member of Washington’s strength and conditioning staff from 1996 to 2000 and for the 2010 season. He served as Detroit’s strength and conditioning coach from 2001 to 2009.

Blacken served as the University of Colorado’s director of speed, strength and conditioning in 2011 and 2012.