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Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael served as a quality control coach in Washington

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New Orleans offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael served as a quality control coach in Washington in 2001. Carmichael and Redskins Assistant Strength & Conditioning/Skill Development Coach Joe Kim served on the same staff in Cleveland in 2000...Washington QBRobert Griffin III is  the son of New Orleans natives and lived several of his childhood years in the Crescent City...Saints Regional Scout Dwaune Jones was a three-year starter at Richmond and hauled in 146 receptions and 1,994 yards and departed ranked sixth in school history with 15 TDs… Saints RB Tim Hightower is a Maryland native who prepped at Episcopal (Alexandria, Va.) HS and was a three-year starter at Richmond, where he established school career-records for rushing yards (3,617), allpurpose yards (4,448), rushing TDs (34) and total TDs (39). Hightower played for the Redskins in 2011...Saints K Kai Forbath handled kicking duties for Washington from 2012 through the 2015 season opener...New Orleans Quarterbacks Coach Mike Neu was tutored by Washington Head Coach Jay Gruden when he served as offensive coordinator of the Arena Football League's Nashville Kats in 1997 and Neu was a backup quarterback. Redskins Special Projects/Assistant Special Teams Coach Bret Munsey served as Neu's defensive coordinator, when he was head coach of the af2 Augusta Stallions in 2000 and the Arena Football League's Carolina Cobras in 2002...New Orleans Assistant Special Teams Coach Stan Kwan and Redskins Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry served on the same coaching staff with the Detroit Lions from 2007-08. Redskins Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta, a Baton Rouge native who was a Parade All-American as a senior at University High School, leading them to the championship, served as Kwan's assistant in Detroit from 2008-09…Saints Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Dalrymple oversaw the Miami (Ohio) strength and conditioning program when Redskins Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay played wide receiver for the Redhawks from 2004-05...Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt and Washington Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan served on the same coaching staff in Philadelphia…New Orleans Wide Receivers CoachJohn Morton both served on the same offensive staff in Oakland with Callahan from 1999-2001 and was on Callahan's staff when he was head coach of the Raiders along with Redskins Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan. New Orleans Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan and Washington Quarterbacks CoachMatt Cavanaugh served on the same coaching staff under Ryan's father Buddy, in Arizona from 1994-95…New Orleans S Jairus Byrd was tutored by Washington Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell when he served as defensive coordinator and interim head coach of the Buffalo Bills in 2009. Vitt and Fewell served on the same staff in St. Louis in 2004…Saints TE Benjamin Watson was originally raised in the Washington, D.C. suburbs…Redskins Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard is a native of Patterson who is the nephew of former Saints RB Dalton Hilliard. Hilliard played for Payton with the New York Giants from 2000-02 when he served as offensive coordinator...Washington Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips is the grandson of former Saints Head Coach Bum Phillips and the son of former defensive coordinator and interim head coach Wade Phillips. Ryan, Callahan and Phillips served on the same Dallas Cowboys staff...Redskins Personnel Executive Doug Williams is a native of Zachary who played quarterback at Grambling State, coached at a pair of high schools in Louisiana and served as head coach at Grambling from 1998-223 and 2011-13...New Orleans LB Stephone Anthony and Washington CB Bashaud Breeland were teammates at Clemson...New Orleans Running Backs Coach Dan Roushar tutored Redskins QB Kirk Cousins as a junior at Michigan State in 2011 ...Washington WR Ryan Grant played at Tulane fro 2009-13...Ryan tutored Washington CB DeAngelo Hall in Oakland in 2008...Washington DE Jason Hatcher prepped at Jena HS, played at Grambling and was tutored by Ryan in Dallas from 2011-12..Saints DE Cameron Jordan, LB Mike Mohamed and Redskins WRDeSean Jackson were teammates at the University of California in 2007...Washington DERicky Jean Francois played at LSU from 2005-08, appearing in 25 games with nine starts and posting 56 tackles, 5.5 sacks, three passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble and was named Defensive Most Outstanding Player in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game, where he registered six tackles, a half of a sack and a blocked field goal in the Tigers' win over Ohio State...Saints S Kenny Vaccaro and Redskins LB Jackson Jeffcoat were college teammates at the University of Texas.
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