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Rob Ryan Has Landed A New NFL Coaching Job

rob and rex ryan on the sideline during a game

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 16: Head coach Rex Ryan of the Buffalo Bills and his brother coach Rob Ryan watch from the side lines during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers at New Era Field on October 16, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Michael Adamucci/Getty Images)

ESPN NFL analyst Rex Ryan was mentioned earlier this month as a candidate for a couple of notable NFL coaching jobs.

Ryan's brother, Rob Ryan, has actually landed one.

The longtime defensive assistant coach is heading back to the NFC East, taking a job with the Washington Redskins.

Rob Ryan, 56, was the Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator for a couple of seasons. He's also coached for the Bills and Saints, among other teams.

The Washington Redskins announced the hire earlier today.

From the Redskins:

The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday that they have named Rob Ryan as inside linebacker’s coach.

Ryan is entering his 20th NFL season after spending the 2016 season as the Buffalo Bills Assistant Head Coach/Defense. Prior to joining Buffalo, Ryan held defensive coordinator roles with the New Orleans Saints (2013-15), Dallas Cowboys (2011-12), Cleveland Browns (2009-10) and Oakland Raiders (2004-08).

Ryan led a defensive unit in New Orleans that ranked No. 4 in the league in points-per-game and No. 2 in the league in passing defense in 2013. In the 2013 postseason, the Saints defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs who entered the game with the league’s No. 2 ranked offense.

Rex Ryan, meanwhile, remains to be an NFL analyst for ESPN.