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Ike Hilliard Leaving Redskins To Become Bills’ Wide Receivers Coach
After spending one season as the Washington Redskins’ receivers coach, Ike Hilliard will accept the same role in Buffalo under new head coach Doug Marrone, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Thursday.
Hilliard was hired last January to replace Keenan McCardell and oversaw a revamped receiving corps from the season before. Three different players led the Redskins in the primary receiving categories – Pierre Garçon with 633 yards, Joshua Morgan with 48 receptions and Santana Moss with eight touchdowns – and those three, and Leonard Hankerson, each had more than 500 receiving yards.
Marrone, named the Bills’ head coach earlier this month, spent the previous four years as the head coach at Syracuse. His offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, held that same role under Marrone at Syracuse each of the last two years and was an offensive quality control assistant in Tampa Bay in 2006 and 2007 when Hilliard played for the Buccaneers.
Hilliard played for the New York Giants from 1997 through 2004 and for Tampa Bay from 2005 through 2008, and he spent the 2011 season as an assistant wide receivers coach in Miami.
News of Hilliard’s decision to leave for Buffalo was first reported by The Washington Times.