The Washington Redskins announced on Monday the firing of head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden was informed of the decision early Monday morning by owner Daniel Snyder and president Bruce Allen.
“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. 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,” the Redskins said in a statement.
Gruden was the longest-tenured Redskins head coach in the 20 years Snyder has owned the franchise. In just over six seasons, Gruden went 35-49-1 and only made the playoffs once. The Redskins are now 0-5 after losing Sunday to the New England Patriots, 33-7.
Bill Callahan, the Redskins assistant head coach and offensive line coach, has been named interim head coach.
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