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Kareem Copeland is The Post's Washington Redskins beat writer. He previously covered the Utah Jazz, the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and the Green Bay Packers.
Washington needs to improve a roster that was 7-9 last season, but may have to do so without starter Alex Smith, who is recovering from a broken leg.
Jack Gruden, the son of Redskins Coach Jay Gruden, was a video assistant for the team last season.
Washington's latest assistant hire is the twin brother of former Jets and Bills head coach Rex Ryan.
O’Connell, 33, had served as Washington’s passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The team also announced defensive line coach Jim Tomsula will return.
The Washington Redskins and Jay Gruden continue to tinker with the coaching staff this offseason.
The Washington Redskins contingent in Mobile has met with all eight quarterbacks in preparation for the NFL Draft. The team holds the No. 15 pick in the first round.
The team president addressed a variety of topics, including fan apathy, a long run of disappointing seasons and his own job security.
Redskins lose their third assistant coach of the offseason.
The move is to replace Ben Kotwica, who took the same position with the Atlanta Falcons.
Redskins quarterback Alex Smith looks for a balance between patience and aggression.