Redskins Head Coach Search: Latest Rumors and Buzz After Mike Shanahan's Firing

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Redskins Head Coach Search: Latest Rumors and Buzz After Mike Shanahan's Firing
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

Updates from Thursday, Jan. 9

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Gruden was the guy for Washington:

Marke Maske of The Washington Post reports Jay Gruden remains a leading candidate to fill the Redskins' vacant head-coaching position following their interview on Jan. 8: 

The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden have made progress toward a possible agreement for him to become the Redskins’ head coach, according to two people familiar with the situation.

The deliberations were at a sensitive stage and it was possible the deal still could unravel, according to one of those people, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. That person called it “possible [but] not definite” that Gruden would be hired by the Redskins. The other person said an agreement was within reach but not fully completed. 

Jeff Darlington of NFL.com later provided insight surrounding negotiations between Gruden and the Redskins:

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports on who Gruden might add to his staff:

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