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Jay Gruden to be next Redskins coach

ASHBURN, Va., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Jay Gruden, most recently offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals, has been hired as head coach of the Washington Redskins, the NFL team said Thursday.
Redskins fire Coach Mike Shanahan

Redskins fire Coach Mike Shanahan

ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Mike Shanahan was fired Monday, ending a four-season stint as head coach of the Washington Redskins.

NFL: New York Giants 20, Washington 6

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Jerrel Jernigan scored twice Sunday and the New York Giants completed a disappointing season with a 20-6 victory over Washington.
Report: Redskins to fire Coach Mike Shanahan

Report: Redskins to fire Coach Mike Shanahan

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins head Coach Mike Shanahan is to be fired after Sunday's season finale against the New York Giants, the Washington Post reported.

NFL: Atlanta 27, Washington 26

ATLANTA, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Desmond Trufant frustrated a potential go-ahead 2-point try in the closing seconds Sunday, preserving the Atlanta Falcons' 27-26 victory over Washington.
Redskins bench Griffin; Cousins to start at quarterback

Redskins bench Griffin; Cousins to start at quarterback

ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Kirk Cousins will start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins the rest of the season in place of Robert Griffin III, Coach Mike Shanahan said.

NFL: Refs erred at end of Giants-Redskins game

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The officiating crew erred regarding the number of downs on a Washington drive late in the Redskins' game against the New York Giants Sunday, the NFL said.

NFL: Denver 45, Washington 21

DENVER, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning shook off a slow start Sunday and threw four touchdown passes -- three in the fourth quarter -- in the Denver Broncos' 45-21 win over Washington.
Redskins: Griffin to start at quarterback Monday

Redskins: Griffin to start at quarterback Monday

ASHBURN, Va., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Robert Griffin III will be the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins when they open their season Monday, Coach Mike Shanahan said.

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Griffin reportedly facing knee surgery ... Police interview Nets' Blatche in assault ... Knicks' Anthony talks of Garnett spat ... Cowboys fire defensive coach Rob Ryan ... Sports news from United Press International.

Griffin reportedly facing knee surgery

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will undergo surgery soon to repair a torn ligament in his right knee, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

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Report: Exam shows Griffin tore ligaments ... Colts coach Arians released from hospital ... Pacers hand extension to Coach Vogel ... Rangers sign Lance Berkman to 1-year deal ... Sports news from United Press International.

Report: Exam shows Griffin tore ligaments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Magnetic scans indicate Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has sustained partially torn knee ligaments, the Washington Post reported Monday.

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NHL cancels games through Jan. 14 … Griffin practicing, may play Sunday … ESPN suspends Parker for Griffin remarks ... Coach suspended for alleged hazing … Sports news from United Press International.
Griffin practicing, may play Sunday

Griffin practicing, may play Sunday

ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III hasn't been cleared to play in games but has been participating in workouts, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said.
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DEN99071003 - 10 JULY 1999 - ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO, USA: Denver Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan finishes up his shot during round 1 of the Inverness Hotel Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament in Englewood, Colorado, near Denver on July 10. jr/rr/Ryan Rayburn UPI
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Michael Edward Shanahan (born August 24, 1952) is the 28th and current head coach of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Shanahan also holds the title of Vice President of Football Operations with the Redskins, giving him full control over player personnel with the team. Shanahan previously coached the Los Angeles Raiders and the Denver Broncos. He led the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl victories in 1997 and 1998. His son, Kyle Shanahan, is the Offensive Coordinator of the Redskins.

Shanahan played high school football at East Leyden High School, Franklin Park, Illinois, where he played wishbone quarterback for legendary Eagles coach Jack Leese's 1968 and 1969 teams. He held the single-game rushing record of 260 yards on 15 carries (which was set in a 32–8 win over Hinsdale South on September 20, 1969) until it was broken in 1976 by Dennis Cascio. He graduated from East Leyden high school in June 1970. Shanahan was an undersized quarterback at Eastern Illinois University, where he joined Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. During a practice in the 1970s, a hard hit on the practice field ruptured one of his kidneys, which caused his heart to stop for thirty seconds and nearly killed him. A priest was summoned to read Shanahan, a Roman Catholic, his last rites.

With his playing career abruptly ended, Shanahan entered coaching. After graduation, he served as an assistant coach at Northern Arizona University and the University of Oklahoma. He then returned to his alma mater as offensive coordinator and helped his school win the Division II football championship. Shanahan worked as the offensive coordinator for the University of Minnesota for a single season, before accepting the same position at the University of Florida under head coach Charley Pell in 1980. Shanahan stayed with the Gators through 1983.

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