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Redskins adding Jay Gruden associate to staff

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The Redskins will make another addition to Jay Gruden’s staff, in the form of a long-time associate of the head coach’s, Bret Munsey, who will handle a number of responsibilities for Washington, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

Munsey currently is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles’ scouting department, but the team has agreed to grant him his release following the draft, according to a person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak for the Redskins. A second source said Munsey will join the Redskins and help out with scouting and other special projects.

Munsey, 45, served as an assistant coach to Gruden with the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators in 2004 and 2005. He coached the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul in 2008, leading them to the championship.

Munsey also worked with Gruden and Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett for the United Football League’s Florida Tuskers in 2009-10. Munsey served as director of player personnel both seasons. Haslett served as head coach in 2009 and Gruden was his offensive coordinator.

When Haslett left the team the following year to become Washington’s defensive coordinator, Gruden took over as head coach.

Munsey joined Philadelphia’s scouting department in 2013.

CSNWashington’s Chick Hernandez first reported news of Munsey’s impending hiring.

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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