RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have finalized additions and new assignments for the team's personnel department for the 2017 season. The new additions and new assignments are as follows:
Brent Caprio* Scouting Assistant
Chuck Cook* College Scout (Midwest)
Harrison Ritcher* BLESTO Scout
Paul Skansi* College Scout (West Coast)
Cole Spencer College Scout (Southeast)
Roger Terry College Scout (Midlands)
* Indicates new hire
Caprio joins the Redskins after spending his first two NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts as a scouting assistant from 2015-16. Prior to entering pro football, he also worked in the accounting sector, spending parts of 2014 and 2015 with EY (formerly Ernst & Young). The native of Somers Point, N.J., played quarterback at William & Mary from 2009-13 and earned four consecutive CAA Academic All-Conference honors.
Cook is a veteran of 33 previous NFL seasons. He most recently spent six seasons with the Buffalo Bills from 2011-16. He served in various capacities in his time with the Bills, including two seasons each as Director of College Scouting, as a national scout and as an area scout. A native of Andalusia, Ala., Cook's personnel background includes stints with the Bills, Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs.
Ritcher is entering his fifth NFL season. He began his career as a recruiting intern at Florida State prior to spending his first four NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns from 2012-15. Ritcher, a native of Raleigh, N.C., is the son of 16-year NFL veteran Jim Ritcher, who played for the Bills and Falcons from 1980-95.
Skansi is a veteran of 25 previous NFL seasons, including a nine-year playing career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks from 1983-91. The native of Gig Harbor, Wash., most recently spent 16 seasons scouting the Southwest region for the San Diego Chargers from 2000-15. Skansi will assume scouting responsibility on the West Coast from Jim Zeches, who retired this offseason following 44 years in coaching and front office capacities across various levels, including spending the final 12 of his 16 NFL seasons with the Redskins.
Now in his eighth season with the Redskins, Spencer will transition to oversee scouting efforts in the Southeast region. He originally joined the Redskins as an intern in 2010 and had most recently coordinated scouting efforts for the team in the Midwest region.
Terry is in the midst of his third NFL season and will now oversee the team's scouting in the Midlands area. He initially joined the Redskins in 2015 after working as a recruiting assistant at Ohio State during the 2013-14 seasons, helping the Buckeyes to a Big Ten championship, Sugar Bowl championship and national championship in 2014.