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Sources: Redskins hire Haslett

Updated: January 13, 2010, 1:24 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Washington Redskins have hired former New Orleans head coach Jim Haslett to be the team's defensive coordinator, sources told ESPN.

Haslett is expected to bring a 3-4 look to the Redskins defense under new head coach Mike Shanahan. The two spent a lot of time during Shanahan's season away from pro football discussing the possibility of having Haslett on his staff.

The deal came together on Tuesday night.

Haslett, 54, brings plenty of experience to the Redskins. A former ...

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