- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Washington Redskins filled the major remaining openings on Ron Rivera’s staff Wednesday, announcing that Scott Turner was officially hired as offensive coordinator and Nate Kaczor will return as special teams coordinator.

Reports Tuesday indicated that Turner — son of former Redskins head coach Norv Turner — would follow Rivera from Carolina to Washington and replace Kevin O’Connell. Turner, 37, was Carolina’s quarterbacks coach until Rivera was fired, at which time he was promoted to the Panthers’ offensive coordinator while Norv Turner took on a special assistant role.

O’Connell was reportedly given permission to speak with other teams about job openings.

Kaczor was hired as Washington’s special teams coordinator last offseason. Special teams was rarely one of the Redskins‘ weaknesses in 2019. Punter Tress Way earned a Pro Bowl nod and was named second-team All-Pro by The Associated Press after finishing second in the league in net punting average. The Redskins also ranked fourth in the NFL in average kickoff return average (25.2).

The Redskins previously hired Jack Del Rio as defensive coordinator, replacing Greg Manusky in that role, so all three coordinator roles are now finalized.



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