'Hogs' architect Joe Bugel rejoins Redskins as consultant

Updated: October 21, 2003, 6:48 PM ET

ASHBURN, Va. -- Former Washington Redskins assistant Joe Bugel rejoined the team Tuesday as an offensive consultant.

Bugel, the offensive line coach who guided "The Hogs" to greatness, will review tapes and offer feedback to an offense that has struggled in coach Steve Spurrier's second season. The Redskins (3-4) have lost three straight, scored one touchdown in each of the last two games and allowed an NFL-high 25 sacks.

The defense already has a consultant. Foge Fazio, also a part-time scout, has performed that role for the Redskins since rejoining the team during the offseason.

"We always ask some people to watch some tape," Spurrier said. "Foge is actually a consultant. We may send some offensive tape off to somebody and say, 'Look at that. What do you think we're doing?' We're open to suggestions. We don't have all the ideas around here."

Bugel worked on former coach Joe Gibbs' staff from 1981-89. The Redskins won two of their three Super Bowls during that time, due in large part to a dominant offensive line. Bugel has since been a head coach in Phoenix and Oakland.

Fazio was the Redskins linebacker coach in 2000 and was Cleveland's defensive coordinator last season.

The Redskins also signed two players, defensive end Ron Warner and offensive lineman Mitch White. Both are second-year players.

To make room for the new players, the Redskins released two rarely used backups, defensive lineman Ladairis Jackson and offensive lineman Brad Bedell.

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