The Redskins may be having a name from the Super Bowl glory days returning to Washington as an assistant coach:
Bucs reporter Jenna Laine tweeted out the following this afternoon.
Source tells me former Bucs RB coach Earnest Byner is heading back to the Redskins. No official word yet from the team.— JennaLaineBucs (@JennaLaineBucs) January 14, 2014
Byner was the leading rusher on the Redskins 1991 Super Bowl champion team. In all he played in Washington for five seasons, rushing for over 1,000 yards twice. In all, his NFL career covered 14 seasons with the Redskins, Browns, and Ravens.
He also served as the Redskins’ running backs coach during Joe Gibbs second tenure in Washington from 2004-2007. He also has coached running backs for the Ravens, Titans, Jaguars and, since 2012, the Bucs.
I’ve seen Laine being spot on with most of her reports so it seems like there is a pretty good chance that this will come to pass. At the very least, the situation bears watching.