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Redskins, UFL among Doug Williams' options

A week after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that director of pro personnel Doug Williams had stepped down, a new report says Williams is weighing offers from the Washington Redskins and the United Football League.

Thomas George of FanHouse reports that the Redskins and Williams are currently in talks about potentially creating a role for him in the front office. And UFL commissioner Michael Huyghue says he’s interested in hiring Williams, possibly as G.M. of a potential future franchise in Norfolk, Virginia.

Yes, it is true that we are interested in Doug,” Huyghue told George on Tuesday afternoon. “I think I was one of the first people in the NFL back in 1995 to hire Doug in Jacksonville [as a scout]. And I think he has been overlooked at times when NFL executive jobs have opened. He is a great example of a great player who after his playing career continued to embody talent, character and stayed current in football. Players feed off of him. If you can get Doug Williams, in any franchise, your franchise will be better. And if we have the opportunity to bring him in, that is an opportunity that we will make happen.”

Williams was the Buccaneers’ quarterback from 1978 to 1982. He then played in the USFL before signing with the Redskins in 1986 and becoming the MVP of Super Bowl XXII.

Prior to joining the Bucs’ front office in 2004, Williams was the head coach at his alma mater, Grambling, from 1998 to 2003.

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10 Responses to “Redskins, UFL among Doug Williams' options”
  1. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: May 18, 2010 4:17 PM

    Good for Doug!

  2. robert ethen says: May 18, 2010 4:20 PM

    “As an experienced backup to Donovon McNabb, Doug has the benefit of having played with all of our running backs previously.”.

  3. iTorrey says: May 18, 2010 4:22 PM

    “So Doug, how long have you been a black G.M. for the UFL?” -Reporter in 2010

  4. Tcostant says: May 18, 2010 4:22 PM

    If Doug Williams does goes to the Skins, he should backup McNabb as he is better than the rest.

  5. EskinSux says: May 18, 2010 4:25 PM

    Will a reporter ask?……..So Doug………How long have you been an unemployed black NFL executive?

  6. Gabe Northern says: May 18, 2010 5:44 PM

    I can’t believe I just read this.
    I am to the point where I blame PFT for the slow part of the NFL calendar.

  7. TFBuckFutter says: May 18, 2010 5:56 PM

    If Duante Culpepper can play in the UFL I’m sure Doug will do just fine.

  8. BaltimoreSports says: May 18, 2010 6:50 PM

    I like that it’s Redskins OR UFL. He hasn’t decided which is worse yet.

  9. GaryClark says: May 18, 2010 7:21 PM

    DOUG!!!! Please come back to the Skins! We could use you. Please.

  10. MagicMan407 says: May 19, 2010 7:49 AM

    BaltimoreSports says:
    May 18, 2010 6:50 PM
    I like that it’s Redskins OR UFL. He hasn’t decided which is worse yet.
    Yeah, I guess that say’s a lot about Tampa as well douch. I find it funny how Baltimore fans (ex redskins fans) talk smack when they just jumped ship unlike the faithful fans the Redskins have in Maryland. But, let it be known this homo will be a Redskins fan again if the Redskins are in the superbowl. (would he admit it? No. But, we all still know) Ravens fans were all Redskins fans at one point.

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