The Washington Redskins coaching staff is reported to see another shake up. Last year's quarterback coach Matt Cavanugh is "very likely" being promoted to offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Wes Phillips may be joining Sean McVay in Los Angeles.
The offensive coordinator vacancy is due to McVay earning the head coach position with the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday.
Cavanaugh joined the Redskins nearly two years ago after the team had not used a quarterbacks coach in 2014. The former quarterback with the Patriots, 49ers, Eagles, and Giants as a player has served as an offensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears (1997-98) and the Baltimore Ravens (1999-2004) in the past.
Should these reports pan out, it is unclear what Cavanaugh's promotion means for offensive line coach Bill Callahan who also has previous coordinator experience.
When McVay was first named offensive coordinator for the Redskins three years ago, Phillips joined the Washington staff to take over as tight ends coach. Both Phillips and McVay are credited with helping Jordan Reed's development and both are seen as potential budding stars in the coaching world. It is unknown at this time if Phillips is joining the Rams as their offensive coordinator or if the move is lateral.
Wes Phillips' father and former Cowboys head coach, Wade Phillips, has already joined the Rams as their defensive coordinator per reports.
In other reports, former Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry will also be joining McVay with the Rams. Barry along with three assistants were not retained according to the team on January 5th.
Before getting hired by the Redskins as the defensive coordinator before the 2015 season, Barry worked as the then San Diego Chargers linebackers coach from 2011 to 2014.
Check back for more coaching updates from Breaking Burgundy as the Redskins look to officially fill their vacancies on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.
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