Winless Redskins Fire Head Coach Jay Gruden
ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins fired Head Coach Jay Gruden on Monday during yet another disappointing season.
Gruden entered the season on the hot seat, and after Sunday's 33-7 loss to the New England Patriots dropped the Redskins to 0-5, it became clear he would not continue as the Redskins' coach beyond this season. Team owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen met with Gruden early Monday morning at Redskins Park to deliver the news.
"Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility," the team said in a statement. "Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond."
Redskins assistant head coach/offensive line coach Bill Callahan will be the interim head coach, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Washington went 35-49-1 under Gruden.
Before getting the Redskins head coaching job, Gruden had spent the previous three years as the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive coordinator.
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