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Report: Washington Redskins fire coach Jay Gruden after 0-5 start

The Washington Redskins have fired head coach Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start, according to multiple reports.

ESPN’s Dan Graziano first posted the news via a source on Twitter at 4:43 a.m. Monday.

The Redskins are one of two 0-5 teams in the NFL. The other is the AFC’s Cincinnati Bengals.

The Redskins were blown out by the New England Patriots 33-7 Sunday at FedEx Field on Sunday.

Gruden was 35-49-1 with Washington since taking over in 2014. He had two winning seasons — 9-7 in 2015 and 8-7-1 in 2016. He was 12-21 in the NFC East, including 0-3 in 2019.

The Redskins made the playoffs once under Gruden, but lost at home in the NFC wild card to the Packers in January 2016.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.