Former New York Giants wide receiver Ike Hilliard has had a relatively successful post-NFL career, coaching wide receivers at the pro level. However, following a 6-10 season, Hilliard was shown the door by the Buffalo Bills; fired publicly by head coach Doug Marrone who said the decision was simply based on "a difference in philosophy."
But it took only days for Hilliard to land on his feet, being signed by the Washington Redskins to again coach their wide receivers — the same position he held under then-head coach Mike Shanahan in 2012.
The decision to bring Hilliard back is an interesting one for the Redskins, indicating that the previous staff did, in fact, force him out following the 2012 season.
In addition to the Bills and his 2012 stint with the Redskins, Hilliard was also an assistant wide receivers coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2011 and wide receivers coach for the UFL's Florida Tuskers (now known as the Virginia Destroyers) from 2009-2010.
During his playing days, Hilliard hauled in 546 career receptions for 6,397 yards and 35 touchdowns. He played for both the Giants (1997-2004) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2005-2008).
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