Redskins hire Jay Gruden as coach

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) - The Washington Redskins have hired Jay Gruden as their next head coach, according to multiple media reports.

The Redskins will introduce their new coach at a 4 p.m. press conference, the team announced Thursday.

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Gruden was offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals and will replace Mike Shanahan as head coach. He is the brother of Jon Gruden, former head coach of Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen has said the team's next head coach will not have the all-encompassing role held by Shanahan.

Shanahan was fired after the team finished 3-13 this season and 24-40 over the past four years.

"Redskins fans deserve a better result," Owner Dan Snyder said after firing Shanahan. "We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs."

Shanahan had one year remaining on his five-year, $35 million contract.

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