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Redskins hire Wes Phillips to coach tight ends

The Washington Redskins have hired former Dallas Cowboys assistant Wes Phillips to coach their tight ends, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

Phillips, the son of long-time NFL coach Wade Phillips, interviewed with Washington following the promotion of tight ends coach Sean McVay to offensive coordinator.

Wade Phillips broke the news on Twitter on Friday morning when he tweeted, “Great hire by Redskins= Wes Phillips from proud Dad.”

Phillips just completed his fifth season with the Cowboys, serving most recently as tight ends coach. He also worked with the offensive line, wide receivers and special teams units during his time in Dallas.

Prior to joining Dallas’ staff, Phillips had served as an assistant with Baylor and West Texas A&M’s coaching staffs.

Phillips is a former college quarterback. He played for UTEP and also played two years in the Arena Football League 2.



Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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