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Redskins hire Phillip Daniels as director of player development

Phillip Daniels AP

Two months ago, former Redskins defensive lineman Phillip Daniels spoke out about two Redskins players failing drug tests. Now the Redskins have hired Daniels as their director of player development.

Daniels, whose 15-year NFL career ended when he was cut by the Redskins in training camp, was vocal about being disappointed in Redskins tight end Fred Davis and tackle Trent Williams for getting four-game suspensions for violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy. Apparently that made Daniels just the kind of guy the Redskins think they need in player development.

We welcome Phillip back to the Redskins family,” Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen said in a statement. “His 15 years of NFL experience will be a great asset for our football team.”

Daniels played for the Seahawks from 1996 to 1999, for the Bears from 2000 to 2003 and for the Redskins from 2004 to 2010.

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9 Responses to “Redskins hire Phillip Daniels as director of player development”
  1. vuudu says: Feb 18, 2012 7:19 AM

    You had a chance for a strong ending there Mr. Smith:

    Last sentence of second paragraph should have led to that ending…
    Apparently that made Daniels just the kind of guy the Redskins think they need in player development so that in the future when a player fails a drug test and the public gets to know, there will be no doubt of the source.

  2. brj1212 says: Feb 18, 2012 7:40 AM

    Seems like a respectable guy around the league. Good hire and hopefully he can help make a difference with some of the younger guys.

    Hail

  3. burgandyandgoldfan says: Feb 18, 2012 8:03 AM

    PD is a classy guy and this is a good move by Allen.

  4. natswizskincap says: Feb 18, 2012 9:02 AM

    Skins need all five season under the Shanahan Dictatorship if they want to change the Locker Room!!! Last years draft was a big step in that direction but It will take time to fix what Dannyboy has done to the franchise!!!

  5. duanethomas says: Feb 18, 2012 9:05 AM

    Good hire for an organization gone to the dogs.

    Hail No!

  6. kerriganfan says: Feb 18, 2012 12:20 PM

    Phillip Daniels is a great guy! I was really sad to see him get cut.

    I go to training camp every year and every year Daniels is the player to sign autographs and talk to the fans the longest, most players dont even spend a minute with the fans. Daniels has spent hours at a time signing autographs.

    Hes a great guy, a good player and im glad to see he is a Redskin again!

  7. riotvillage says: Feb 18, 2012 10:54 PM

    PD is a great football acquisition. His knowledge and passion for the skins is invaluable. His offseason and midseason commentary on twitter reiterates his burgandy and gold loyalty. The skins need people like Phil who live and die on the warpath. This team hinges on loyalty and tradition (skill and performance seem to be secondary here in DC). I can’t wait to see how Big Phil’s influence dictates the performance of the skins’ young guns.

    HAIL.

  8. deshackle says: Feb 19, 2012 11:53 AM

    Redskins must go all-in for the #2 pick in the draft, and then take Robert Lee Griffin III.

  9. londonfletcher says: Feb 21, 2012 12:43 PM

    Glad to see Daniels back. I always liked him in the Burgundy and Gold.

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