The Washington Times - January 14, 2009, 11:36AM

It’s been more than two weeks since Detroit requested an interview with Redskins secondary coach Jerry Gray for its head coaching and defensive coordinator vacancies and there’s still no word from the Lions. Meanwhile, it seems Gregg Williams, Gray’s boss in Washington, Buffalo and Tennessee, remains the likely fit for the coordinator’s spot in New Orleans. Gray, who succeeded Williams as the Bills’ coordinator in 2004, is also a candidate for the Saints opening.

If Gray remains with the Redskins, Jim Zorn will only have to hire a replacement for retired tight ends coach Rennie Simmons. The obvious choice is quality control coach Bill Khayat, who filled in last year when Simmons worked with the offensive line in the absence of Joe Bugel. Khayat, whose father Ed played for the Redskins, was a tight end at Duke as well as on a couple of NFL practice squads and in NFL Europe.


- David Elfin