Talks ongoing between Doug Williams, Redskins about front office job

Doug Williams is in the mix to return to the Redskins, as a member of the front office. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Deliberations are continuing between the Washington Redskins and their former Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Doug Williams, about a possible front-office job, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The person, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the team had not made any announcements about Williams, said Monday there was “nothing definite” about Williams returning to the Redskins but that Williams and the team’s general manager, Bruce Allen, continue to work toward a potential agreement.

“I think there’s some talk going on,” the person said. “I think Doug is receptive to it. Bruce is receptive to it and they’re working out some details. I think there’s something positive happening there.”

The person stopped short of saying Williams definitely would return to the Redskins and did not offer a timetable for a resolution to the matter.

Williams was not available to comment. He formerly worked for Allen in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ front office and has said he spoke to the Redskins about a front office job three years ago before opting to return to Grambling for his second stint as the school’s head coach. Williams was fired by Grambling in September.

He played for the Redskins between the 1986 and ’89 seasons and was named the most valuable player in their Super Bowl triumph over the Denver Broncos in January 1988.

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