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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Redskins assistant turns down Broncos

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Washington Redskins special-teams coach Danny Smith will remain with the club rather than accept an offer from Denver Broncos coach John Fox, according to CSNWashington.com. Smith was one of the few holdovers from Jim Zorn's staff in Washington. He helped develop rookie Brandon Banks into one of the most exciting returners in the league and apparently he worked well with coach Mike Shanahan.

The Redskins were second in the league in punt coverage but 29th at covering kickoffs. The Redskins eventually released punter Hunter Smith this season after he botched a hold late in a game. Smith has a reputation for coming up with some entertaining fake field goals, some of which were on display during the Zorn era.