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Jay Gruden finalizes coaching staff

The Washington Redskins announced that they have finalized Jay Gruden’s coaching staff by adding three assistants.

Jay Gruden has now completed his coaching staff. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) Jay Gruden has now completed his coaching staff. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The team has hired assistant special teams coach Bradford Banta, assistant offensive line/offensive quality control coach Shane Day, and offensive quality control assistant Jake Peetz. The team also announced that Aubrey Pleasant, who served as an offensive assistant last year, will now switch to the defensive side of the ball as a quality control assistant to defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.

Banta had served most recently as Detroit’s assistant linebackers coach the last two seasons. Prior to that, he served as the Lions’ assistant special teams coach from 2008-11.

Day, who accepted the job with the Redskins two weeks ago, had served as U-Conn.’s quarterbacks coach. Peetz served as an analyst for Alabama’s football program last season, and prior to that worked as a scout for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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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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