Redskins announce three coaching hires

January, 16, 2014
Jan 16
4:55
PM ET
The Redskins made it official with three more members of Jay Gruden's staff, none of which were surprises.

They re-hired Kirk Olivadotti to be their inside linebackers coach, as was reported Wednesday night. They also announced that Raheem Morris (secondary) and Jacob Burney (defensive line) will return in their same roles, as expected.

This will be Olivadotti's second stint with Washington. He started as a quality control coach in 2000 and worked his way up, also coaching the defensive line and linebackers, over 11 seasons. He spent the past three years coaching the linebackers at the University of Georgia.

Morris will enter his third season coaching the Redskins' secondary while Burney returns for his fifth season coaching the defensive front.

The Redskins also had Wes Phillips in for an interview to be their tight ends coach Thursday, but no official announcement had been made as of late afternoon.

John Keim

ESPN Washington Redskins reporter

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