Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins name Jay Gruden new head coach


Reports surfaced on Thursday morning that the Cincinnati Bengals were close to losing offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. As it turns out, they have. Just a few moments after chatter began that Gruden was finalizing a deal to become the next head coach of the Washington Redskins, it was confirmed that he will be the new leading man.

From Adam Schefter of ESPN:

It is going to be interesting to see how Gruden handles the pressures of being the man in charge after running the Bengals offense, but he must have the support of quarterback Robert Griffin III if he was named to the position.

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