Mann will interview with Redskins Thursday
Bucs receivers coach Richard Mann will interview with the Washington Redskins Thursday.
The Bucs appear willing to part ways with Mann after eight seasons. General manager Mark Dominik granted the Redskins permission to interview Mann earlier this week.
Redskins general manager Bruce Allen worked with Mann from 2004-08 in Tampa Bay. Mann would be part of a new coaching staff being assembled by Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan.
By letting Mann leave Tampa Bay, the Bucs may be hurting their chance of re-signing free agent reciever Antonio Bryant.
The Bucs franchise player was limited by a knee injury this season, catching 39 passes for 600 yards and four touchdowns.
Bryant listed his two main reasons for remaining in Tampa Bay as his relationship with Mann and quarterback Josh Freeman.