The Redskins have found their replacement for Danny Smith according to Football Scoop, which has regularly had accurate information in the past. Burns started his coaching career in 2007 with the Broncos when Shanahan was still there.

Following a 13-year playing career in which he became one of the most accomplished special teams players in the NFL. Burns, who played for the Broncos for 11 years, has worked with the club's special teams for the last six years. He was named to his current position as assistant special teams coach on Jan. 27, 2011.