Turner leaves Broncos for Redskins

Updated: January 14, 2010, 3:12 PM ET
Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins have hired Bobby Turner as running backs coach, reuniting Mike Shanahan with the assistant who helped the Denver Broncos establish one of the top ground games in the NFL.

Turner spent the last 15 seasons as running backs coach with the Broncos, including 14 years under Shanahan. Since Turner arrived in 1995, Denver has produced more rushing yards than any team in the league.

The Redskins said Thursday that Turner will also be assistant head coach.

Shanahan has worked steadily to complete his staff since replacing Jim Zorn as Redskins coach last week. Longtime Steelers assistant Lou Spanos has agreed to be linebackers coach. Other newcomers include offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.


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