Redskins Name Spanos Linebackers Coach

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins say the team's new linebackers coach will be Lou Spanos, who spent the past 15 seasons as a defensive assistant with Pittsburgh.

The Redskins also said Saturday that Kirk Olivadotti will move from that position to become the team's defensive assistant. He has been with the team since 2000, serving in several coaching capacities.

Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan says Spanos has been a "vital part" of the Steelers' successful defense. Spanos has been with the team for its appearances in three Super Bowls.

The Steelers' defense ranked among the league's top 10 for 13 years with Spanos on the staff.