We noted yesterday that former NFL wide receiver Keenan McCardell was interested in joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ coaching staff. Today McCardell has a coaching job. But not with the Bucs.
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Washington will hire McCardell as its wide receivers coach.
McCardell was a coaching intern last summer with the New York Giants, but he has never been on a coaching staff. He also has never played for Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, but Shanahan apparently thinks McCardell’s wealth of NFL experience makes him a good fit for the job.
Although most fans likely don’t remember it, McCardell both began and ended his NFL career with the Redskins. He was drafted by the Redskins in 1991, and his final season in the NFL was with the Redskins, in 2007.
McCardell also played for the Browns, Jaguars, Buccaneers and Chargers, and he spent training camp in 2007 with the Houston Texans, where he likely made a good impression on Kyle Shanahan, who was then the Texans’ quarterbacks coach and is now the Redskins’ offensive coordinator.