[Kansas City.com] Al Saunders’ five-year run as Chiefs offensive coordinator officially came to an end this morning when he accepted the same position with the Washington Redskins.
Saunders, 58, interviewed this month for head coaching vacancies with five NFL teams, including the Chiefs. But four had chosen other candidates.
The fifth, the Raiders, remained interested in hiring Saunders, but he may have been scared off by Oakland’s habit of running through head coaches.
Details of Saunders’ contract were not immediately known, but Washington pays its assistant coaches as well as or better than most NFL teams. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams recently signed a three-year extension worth a reported $8 million.
A formal announcement of Saunders’ hiring may not come until next week.