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Once a Redskins player, McCardell now a coach
Redskins name McCardell wide receivers coach

 Keenan McCardell is no stranger to the Redskins' facilities or personnel.
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Date published: 2/3/2010



The Washington Redskins today named Keenan McCardell as their new wide receivers coach. McCardell, a 17-year NFL veteran, played for the Redskins in 2007 and was teammates with current receivers Santana Moss and Antwaan Randle El.

"Keenan has instant credibility with our players as someone who played in this league for 17 years, won two Super Bowls and played in multiple Pro Bowls," new head coach Mike Shanahan said in a statement. "He will be able to pass along much of the knowledge and expertise he picked up throughout a great career."

The Redskins drafted McCardell, 40, in the 12th round in 1991. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve while the Redskins won the Super Bowl.

His two stints with the Redskins served as bookends for a career that included two Pro Bowls and stints with four other teams. This is his first full-time coaching job.

McCardell replaces Stan Hixon, who coached the Redskins' wide receivers for the last six seasons.

Rich Campbell: 540/735-1974
Email: rcampbell@freelancestar.com