Mike Shanahan’s new staff in Washington won’t be entirely made up of his former Denver buddies.
Jim Haslett, the defensive coordinator, has never worked with Shanahan. And Bucs receivers coach Richard Mann, who will interview for a job with Washington Thursday according to the St. Petersburg Times, has a history with G.M. Bruce Allen, not the head coach.
The Bucs granted the interview earlier this week.
The news won’t make Antonio Bryant very happy. Bryant said that Mann’s presence would be his biggest motivator to possibly return to Tampa Bay.
After getting franchised last year, Bryant will be very expensive to keep and could be one of the few intriguing names to actually make it to unrestricted free agency.
And wouldn’t you know: The Redskins could certainly use some receiving talent.