Redskins fire defensive coordinator Joe Barry

In this photo taken June 1, 2016, Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry speaks during a media availability at the team's NFL football training facility at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. Give up fewer points than you score is the name of the game, Barry contends, and his defense has been able to do that in the most crucial situations this season. Six out of seven times the Redskins kept an opponent from taking the lead late in the fourth quarter or overtime, a key reason they’re still in the playoff race with three games left. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

ASHBURN, Va. (WAVY) — The off season reorganization of the struggling Washington Redskins began today when the team announced the firing of defensive coordinator Joe Barry.

Even though the defense lacked significant talent, it was the weak link of a team that seemed to be improving on offense.

The team also announced that assistant coaches Robb Akey and Perry Fewell, as well a strength coach Mike Clark, have been let go.

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