Sources: Redskins likely to fire Shanahan

Updated: December 29, 2013, 2:20 PM ET


ESPN.com news services


The Washington Redskins are expected to fire coach Mike Shanahan following Sunday’s season finale against the New York Giants, sources confirmed to ESPN.

It is unclear whether Shanahan will be fired Sunday night or Monday, according to the sources.

The Washington Post reported earlier Sunday that the Redskins had decided to fire Shanahan.

Washington entered Sunday’s game against New York with a 3-12 record, Shanahan’s third losing season over a four-year stretch in Washington.

Shanahan’s job security became a topic of widespread scrutiny due to his frosty relationship with star quarterback Robert Griffin III, who made a rapid comeback from offseason knee surgery but struggled throughout the season.

The 61-year-old Shanahan is scheduled to make $7 million in 2014, the final year of his contract with the Redskins.

Washington went 10-6 and won the NFC East last season thanks in large part to Griffin, who sparked a seven-game winning streak to conclude the regular season but suffered a devastating knee injury in the Redskins’ playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Shanahan was criticized for playing the banged-up Griffin in the postseason game, particularly after the then-rookie previously injured his knee a month earlier.

A two-time Super Bowl winning coach with the Denver Broncos, Shanahan owns a 24-39 record with the Redskins. He was Washington’s seventh head coach, including interim coaches, since owner Dan Snyder purchased the franchise in 1999.

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