The Washington Redskins found a new inside linebackers coach Wednesday.
In a press release, the team revealed Rob Ryan will be joining the 'Skins staff for what will be his 20th NFL season.
Redskins announced today that they have named Rob Ryan as inside linebackers coach.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 30, 2019
He last worked with the Buffalo Bills as an assistant head coach to his brother Rex. Pryor to that, Ryan was the DC for several teams, including the Saints from 2013-15, the Cowboys from 2011-12, the Browns from 2009-10, and the Raiders from 2004-08.
Rob Ryan, 56, last last worked in the NFL in 2016 as the assistant head coach/defense on his brother Rex’s staff in Buffalo. Prior to that, he served as defensive coordinator for New Orleans, Dallas, Cleveland and Oakland. #Redskins pic.twitter.com/NCDaBRWLKR— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) January 30, 2019
Ryan's most successful season came with New Orleans, when he led the Saints defense to a top-five finish in points and a No. 2 ranked passing defense in 2013. In the postseason that year, his defense stood up to the Philadelphia Eagles' No. 2 offense, beating Philly in the Wild Card Round.
Ryan has had his fair share of experience with defensive stars in this league. With Dallas, he coached future Hall-of-Fame defensive end Demarcus Ware, and in Cleveland, he helped develop future Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden.
Not to mention, as a defensive backs coach for the Cardinals in the '90s, he worked with Hall-of-Famer Aeneas Williams.
Ryan will have a decent core to work with in the nation's capital, namely linebacker Zach Brown.