Redskins announce hiring of OLB coach Brian Baker

Redskins announce hiring of OLB coach Brian Baker
January 15, 2014, 12:45 pm
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As expected, former Browns outside linebackers coach Brian Baker has been hired by the Redskins, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. 

Baker, 51, will have the same title in Washington and will be tasked with improving the Redskins’ mediocre pass rush. Last season, the Redskins ranked 21st in sacks with 36, with Brian Orakpo’s 10 sacks leading the way.  

Baker broke into the coaching ranks as an assistant with the Terps in 1984. Since 1996, the Baltimore native has made stops in San Diego, Minnesota, St. Louis, Carolina and Dallas.

From 2006-08, he worked along side defensive coordinator Jim Haslett in St. Louis.