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  • Doug Williams Rejoins Redskins as Executive 26 Years After Title

    Doug Williams joined the Washington Redskins’ front office, 26 years after the former quarterback led the team to a Super Bowl win over the Denver Broncos.

  • Mike Shanahan Says He's Leaning Towards Benching Robert Griffin III

    By Mike Jones Dec. 9 (Washington Post) -- Embattled Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he is considering benching quarterback Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season to ensure that the second-year pro avoids injury and goes into the offseason program completely healthy. Shanahan, whose coaching career with the Redskins appears to be coming to an end, had maintained in the past several weeks that he had no plans to bench Griffin despite his struggles in his second NFL season. Griffin won rookie of the year honors in 2012 after leading one of the most prolific offensive attacks in the league and ranking among the top five quarterbacks in the league in completion percentage and quarterback rating. He led a 7-0 finish to the season that gave Washington the NFC East title and a first-round home playoff game. But this season, Griffin — while working his way back into the flow after having reconstructive knee surgery in January —

  • Mike Shanahan-Daniel Snyder Relationship Might Be Damaged Beyond Repair

    By Mark Maske Dec. 9 (Washington Post) -- Mike Shanahan's coaching tenure with the Washington Redskins appears closer than ever to ending. Members of the Redskins' front office believe fractures in the relationship between Shanahan and team owner Daniel Snyder are now so deep that they are skeptical Shanahan can remain with the franchise beyond this season, several people familiar with the situation said Sunday. Shanahan's future was cast into doubt as the Redskins suffered a demoralizing, 45-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on a cold and sloppy day before the smallest announced crowd since Fed Ex Field opened in 1997. Some fans threw snowballs toward the Redskins' bench, and one was removed by stadium security personnel for screaming at Shanahan late in the game. Most of the fans who did show up were long gone before the game ended, with the Redskins' record dropping to 3-10 one year after they won the NFC East title.

  • Redskins Hire Bengals Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden as Coach

    The Washington Redskins chose Jay Gruden as the successor to Mike Shanahan, who was fired as coach last month after a four-year tenure that yielded one playoff appearance.

  • Schiano Joins Shanahan Seeking Job as Five NFL Coaches Get Fired

    The Washington Redskins’ Mike Shanahan and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Greg Schiano were among five National Football League coaches fired at season’s end, while the New York Jets’ Rex Ryan was given a reprieve.

  • Redskins Fire Shanahan After Four Years, One Playoff Appearance

    Mike Shanahan was fired as coach of the Washington Redskins, ending a four-year tenure that included one playoff appearance and was damaged by a deteriorating relationship with quarterback Robert Griffin III and owner Daniel Snyder.

  • Schiano Joins Shanahan Among NFL Coaches Fired at Season’s End

    Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins and Greg Schiano of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were among five National Football League coaches fired a day after the end of the regular season.

  • Bucs Hire Coach Lovie Smith; Texans Retain Penn State’s O’Brien

    Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith has agreed to take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers job, three days after the team fired Greg Schiano.

  • Jay Gruden to Become Next Redskins Coach, Washington Post Says

    Jay Gruden has agreed to become the next coach of the Washington Redskins, the first such National Football League job for the former Cincinnati Bengals assistant, the Washington Post reported today.

  • Redskins Shut Down Griffin, Will Start Cousins at Quarterback

    Robert Griffin III has been shut down by the Washington Redskins for the final three games of the National Football League season, with Kirk Cousins taking over as the starting quarterback.

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