Redskins add two more to coaching staff in Brett Nenaber, Jeff Zgonina

The Washington Redskins are adding two more coaches to Ron Rivera‘s staff.

As the 2020 NFL offseason continues, the Washington Redskins are continuing to build up their coaching staff. Ron Rivera has made many changes to the team’s staff this offseason and has brought plenty of his former coaches over from the Carolina Panthers.

And on Thursday, it was confirmed that he was bringing yet another over from Carolina.

According to the Redskins official Twitter account, the team is bringing former Panthers athletic performance analyst Brett Nenaber over to the team and they are also hiring Jeff Zgonina as an assistant defensive line coach.

Nenaber had been with the Panthers since 2013 and had been in his role as an athletic performance analyst since 2015. Rivera is likely bringing him over due to his familiarity with him and to have him investigate the Redskins injury issues over the course of the past few seasons. That could help the team, so it would seem that Nenaber is a solid hire.

As for Zgonina, he played a whopping 17 seasons in the NFL as a rotational defensive lineman and recorded 448 tackles and 26 sacks during in his career.

Since 2013, Zgonina has held down three different NFL coaching positions for a total of four years. Most recently, he was with the San Francisco 49ers as their defensive line coach from 2017-2018. His experience working with the talent they have up front is intriguing, so bringing him onboard as an assistant defensive line coach makes sense. He will get a chance to learn more about being a full-time D-Line coach from Sam Mills III.

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Overall, these are a couple of interesting hires for the Redskins. They are continuing to plug holes they have on their staff with coaches that have upside and some that have familiarity with Rivera. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out in 2020, but it should surely be a bit better than what the team had during their 3-13 campaign.

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