Redskins interested in Steelers Danny Smith

Redskins interested in Steelers Danny Smith
January 8, 2014, 2:45 pm
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Add current Steelers and former Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith to the list of people the Redskins would like to speak to about their head coaching vacancy, a source with knowledge of the team's search said Wednesday.

Smith was the Redskins’ special teams coach from 2004-2012. The 60-year-old Pittsburgh native was hired by the Steelers last January.

An interview with the Redskins has not been scheduled, the source said.

Smith has no head coaching experience, but the fiery coach was well respected by players and fellow coaches during his tenure with the Redskins. He was also a favorite of owner Dan Snyder.

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Since firing Mike Shanahan late last month, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen has interviewed, or expressed interest in interviewing, at least 11 other coaches.

On Wednesday, Allen, Snyder and other executives were scheduled to host Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden at Redskins Park.