Redskins fire DBs coach Torrian Gray, reportedly meet with Todd Bowles

Josh Luckenbaugh
January 08, 2019 - 1:14 pm

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The Redskins have fired defensive backs coach Torrian Gray, a source confirmed to Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan.

The news was first reported by NFL Media's Mike Garafolo, who also says the Redskins met with former Jets head coach Todd Bowles, who's previously served as a defensive coordinator in the NFL.

Gray's firing is "part of a much bigger house cleaning on that side of the ball," Hoffman reports, hinting there's another shoe to drop.

Mike Klis of 9News reported Tuesday afternoon Washington was interested in hiring Broncos defensive coordinator Joe Woods as its new DBs coach, leading to speculation Gray had been let go. 

Garafolo then tweeted he'd heard Gray was fired Tuesday morning.

No specific role was discussed during the meeting with Bowles, but some have listed him as a possible replacement for defensive coordinator Greg Manusky. Bowles is also linked with the defensive coordinator position in Tampa Bay.

Gray served as the Redskins DBs coach for two seasons. In those two years, Washington ranked as the NFL's ninth and 15th best pass defense, respectivly, in terms of yards allowed.

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