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Redskins Hire Bill Baker As Area Scout

The Washington Redskins announced June 9 that they have hired Bill Baker as an area scout, responsible for the southeastern United States.

Baker replaces Joel Patten in the personnel department.

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"We are excited to have Bill join our staff. He is a very well respected talent evaluator and someone I have known for more than two decades," Redskins Director of Player Personnel Scott Campbell said. "Bill's experience on the collegiate and professional levels will be a great asset to our department. We are pleased to have Bill join the Redskins organization."

Baker spent the past six seasons (2003-08) as a regional scout for the Miami Dolphins, responsible for covering the southeastern United States.

Prior to that stint, Baker served as College Scouting Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2000-02.

He was an area scout for the Seattle Seahawks in 1998 and 1999, which followed nine seasons as a scout with the Atlanta Falcons.

Before entering the NFL ranks, Baker was the defensive coordinator at the University of Richmond from 1983-88. He also held collegiate assistant posts at Wichita State, Louisville, North Alabama, Tennessee, Samford and Austin Peay.

A native of Jasper, Tenn., Baker was a running back and kick returner at the University of Tennessee.

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