Redskins hire Zorn as offensive coordinator

SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2008

Undecided on a head coach, the Washington Redskins at least have someone to run the offense.

The Redskins hired Jim Zorn to a three-year contract on Friday to be their offensive coordinator, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Zorn, Seattle’s quarterbacks coach for the past seven years, interviewed with Redskins owner Dan Snyder at Snyder’s home Wednesday. The interview was prompted by Zorn’s reputation as a top coordinator prospect and wasn’t necessarily tied to any candidate in the team’s search for a head coach.

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