Jay Gru­den fired by Wash­ing­ton af­ter an 0-5 start

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - FROM STAFF AND WIRE RE­PORTS

The Wash­ing­ton Red­skins are fi­nally first at some­thing.

The 0-5 team has fired Jay Gru­den, be­com­ing the first fran­chise of the fall to get rid of its coach.

Ac­cord­ing to the Wash­ing­ton Post, Gru­den was in­formed of his dis­missal in a 5 a.m. meet­ing Mon­day morn­ing with owner Daniel Sny­der and team Pres­i­dent Bruce Allen.

Gru­den was the long­est-tenured coach in the tem­pes­tu­ous Sny­der era, with a 3549-1 record in five-plus sea­sons.

Cit­ing a per­son with knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion, the Post re­ports that Bill Cal­la­han, pre­vi­ously the team’s of­fen­sive line and as­sis­tant head coach, will take over as in­terim coach. Seven­teen years ago in Oak­land, it was Cal­la­han who re­placed Jon Gru­den, Jay’s older brother, and led the Oak­land Raiders to the Su­per Bowl, where they lost to Jon’s Tampa Bay Buc­ca­neers.

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