- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Former Washington Redskins assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams agreed to become the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive coordinator, according to an NFL source.

The Jaguars would not confirm the hire.

Williams, who interviewed for the Redskins’ coaching job before being fired from the staff, was in Florida last week to talk about the job with Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio.

Williams would replace Mike Smith, who left to become the Atlanta Falcons’ coach.

Soon-to-be-former Redskins quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor, meanwhile, interviewed in Seattle to replace new Redskins offensive coordinator Jim Zorn.

A league source said Bill Musgrave, who worked with Lazor in the District two years ago, recommended him to coach Mike Holmgren and offensive coordinator Gil Haskell. The Seahawks targeted Musgrave, but he remained with Atlanta after the Falcons blocked the move with a new contract.

Redskins running back Earnest Byner was at the team’s complex yesterday. He interviewed with Tampa Bay last week. A Redskins spokesperson would not confirm Byner’s return to the staff. His contract expired Jan. 31.

Ryan O’Halloran

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