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Former Buccaneers Coach Raheem Morris Will Join Redskins As Defensive Assistant

Raheem Morris' unemployment didn't last long. One week after being fired as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Morris has a new gig as the defensive backs coach of the Washington Redskins.

Morris, 35, spent three seasons at the helm in Tampa Bay, taking over in 2009 after the firing of Jon Gruden. Morris went 17-31 as the Bucs' head coach and was fired on Jan. 2.

The man hiring Morris in Washington, general manager Bruce Allen, coincidentally once held the same role with Tampa Bay. Allen and Gruden were both fired after the team missed the playoffs in 2008.

Morris has excelled in past positions as a defensive backs coach, earning rave reviews in that role not only with the Buccaneers, but also at the collegiate level with Hofstra, Cornell and Kansas State.