By Harry Allison
Just three days after Torrian Gray left Washington to take over as the defensive backs coach at the University of Florida, the Redskins announced that they had hired Ray Horton to replace him.
Horton has 23 years of coaching experience and actually began his coaching career with the Redskins, working as an assistant defensive backs coach from 1994-96.
He then worked for the Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers as a defensive backs coach before making the jump to defensive coordinator in 2011 with the Arizona Cardinals.
When Ken Whisenhunt was fired in 2013, Horton was reportedly in consideration for a promotion to head coach, but was passed over for Bruce Arians.
Horton then left Arizona to serve as the defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.
After just one season, he left to coach in the same capacity for the Tennessee Titans. Two seasons later, Hue Jackson lured him back to Cleveland, where he worked as the Browns defensive coordinator for one more season before being fired.
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