Morris agrees to coach Redskins' defensive backs

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 12, 2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Head Coach Raheem Morris of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches from the sidelines during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills won 33-20. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris says he has agreed to coach the Washington Redskins' defensive backs. ''I'm a football coach. This is what I do, it's who I am,'' Morris told the Tampa Bay Times, which reported his hiring Thursday. Morris will be reunited with general manager Bruce Allen, who was the GM in Tampa Bay when Morris returned from a one-year stint as Kansas State's defensive coordinator to coach the Buccaneers defensive backs. Morris was Tampa Bay's defensive backfield coach for four seasons. He replaced Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator in 2008 and Tampa Bay promoted him to head coach in 2009 replacing Jon Gruden. He had a 17-31-0 record in three years as head coach. The Buccaneers fired Morris on Jan. 2.
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