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Raheem Morris Coaching for Redskins: Report

Will join the defensive staff

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    Former Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris, axed this year after a disappointing losing season, will join the Redskins coaching staff, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Morris will coach defensive backs for the Redskins, according to the report.

    Morris, 35, a defensive specialist, rose quickly through the Bucs organization to become one of the league's youngest head coaches.  But after a promising 2010 season when the team narrowly missed the playoffs, the team sank this year, finishing with 10 straight loses.

    Morris said Mike Shanahan would not prevent him from seeking a defensive coordinator job down the road.

    From the Times: "Mike has my best interest at heart, there's no question,'' Morris said of Shanahan. "And that was part of the selling point, it makes me want to be part of an organization with a man like that who can look you in the face and tell you he's got your best interest at heart and you can believe in those things he's telling you. In this profession, that's rare and I'm just grateful for the opportunity to learn from him.''

    He'll reunite with Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, who was GM in Tampa Bay from 2004 to 2008.