Washington Redskins Fire Head Coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins Fire Head Coach Jay Gruden

The Redskins haven't won a playoff game since 2005.

"To make a decision like this was hard, but it was necessary", Redskins president Bruce Allen said. In fact, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and president Bruce Allen "summoned" Gruden to a 5 a.m. meeting at the team's Auburn facility to seal the deal, according to the Washington Post's Les Carpenter.

Callahan has coached for more than two decades in the National Football League, starting as offensive line coach for the 1995 Philadelphia Eagles. Callahan was offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys from 2012 to early 2015 until he was hired away to join Jay Gruden at the Redskins.

Gruden's position had been the subject of much scrutiny following a dismal winless start to the season for Washington.

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So far the team has had Case Keenum and Colt McCoy starting over Haskins, but that could shift to the rookie with their season essentially already over.

Adrian Peterson just dropped one of the more interesting notes a player will ever say about his team.

Washington's defensive unit is without tackle Trent Williams, the NFL's only remaining contract holdout.

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