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

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistDecember 30, 2013

Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

Updates from Thursday, Jan. 9

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

Jay Gruden has agreed to become the next head coach of the Washington Redskins, per league source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2014

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 later provided insight surrounding negotiations between Gruden and the Redskins:

I'm told Jay Gruden and the Redskins are currently working out the final details to make him the team's new head coach.

— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 9, 2014

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

If Jay Gruden finalizes a deal with the Redskins, a strong possibility is making Raheem Morris the DC. Kept on staff for a reason.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 9, 2014