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Redskins Promote Doug Williams to VP of Player Personnel

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    Doug Williams has been a personnel executive with the Redskins since 2014 and will now be the senior vice president of player personnel. News4's Sherrie Burruss reports.

    (Published Tuesday, June 13, 2017)

    The Washington Redskins have promoted former quarterback Doug Williams to a new position in the front office. 

    The Redskins announced Tuesday that the quarterback who led the team to the Super Bowl championship in the 1987 season will serve as senior vice president of player personnel. 

    "I'm here now until the end," Williams said a news conference Tuesday. 

    In his new role, Williams' "job is to pick the (players), not coach them." Williams said Tuesday he doesn't think the roster needs changes, adding the team has the "best roster we've had."

    Williams played for the Redskins from 1986-89, becoming the first African-American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl and earning MVP honors after passing for 340 yards and four touchdowns in Washington's 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.