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Report: Jay Gruden closing on deal with Redskins

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If the goal was to get Jay Gruden a head coaching job by creating demand this offseason, agent Bob LaMonte’s plan appears to be working marvelously.

According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the Redskins “have made progress” toward a deal which would make the Bengals offensive coordinator the team’s next head coach.

The report comes with a few cautions, citing the “sensitive stage” of the negotiations, and that a deal “was within reach but not fully completed.”

Gruden interviewed Wednesday, and was supposed to talk to the Vikings today, after previously interviewing for the Titans vacancy.

He’s at least the sixth candidate to interview with the Redskins, along with Darrell Bevell, Jim Caldwell, Sean McDermott, Perry Fewell and Rich Bisaccia.

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23 Responses to “Report: Jay Gruden closing on deal with Redskins”
  1. bonniebengal says: Jan 9, 2014 6:59 AM

    Best news I heard all day.

  2. patrick33706 says: Jan 9, 2014 7:11 AM

    Smart move hiring Jay Gruden for any team…smart, innovative and successful where ever he’s been!

  3. dacatindahat says: Jan 9, 2014 7:39 AM

    as a Bengals fan all I have to say is…please, please take him…!!!…

  4. whodeyrey says: Jan 9, 2014 7:40 AM

    BYE BYE! Don’t let the door hit you in the arse on the way out.

  5. bengalguy says: Jan 9, 2014 7:43 AM

    Have fun Washington……he’s all yours!

  6. drfeelyouup says: Jan 9, 2014 7:50 AM

    He won’t last 2 seasons

  7. bengaldom2 says: Jan 9, 2014 7:58 AM

    I hope he gets the job. His game planning in big games is questionable.

  8. whodey18 says: Jan 9, 2014 8:02 AM

    PLEASE TAKE HIM!!!!!!

  9. skinsfan91 says: Jan 9, 2014 8:13 AM

    He seems a better communicator than Shanahan. Hopefully that results in a better relationship between Griffin and coach.

  10. bigbluenationdb says: Jan 9, 2014 8:28 AM

    Say good bye to your coaching career!

  11. weizdumm says: Jan 9, 2014 8:31 AM

    I’m good with this, as long as AJ Green comes with him.

  12. tory707 says: Jan 9, 2014 8:32 AM

    This is great. Another 2-3 years of bad football

  13. waussau says: Jan 9, 2014 8:36 AM

    Jay Gruden now has to go through a separate interview process with Robert, just to make sure he’s not going to get in the way of anything he wants to do.

  14. pabrownsfan says: Jan 9, 2014 8:43 AM

    Good luck to him.

  15. benihana10 says: Jan 9, 2014 8:46 AM

    Hurry up and sign him Washington, we don’t want him in Minnesota!

  16. stevenreichert says: Jan 9, 2014 9:10 AM

    Does he realize the mess he’s getting into?

  17. 80sbroncofan says: Jan 9, 2014 9:18 AM

    I’ m sure its not the Gruden they wanted but any Gruden will do I guess.

  18. youafool says: Jan 9, 2014 9:22 AM

    hahahah they can’t even get the right Gruden

  19. hmcfmf says: Jan 9, 2014 9:26 AM

    Good Luck dude. They change HCs like underware. I’m just sayin…..

  20. jm91rs says: Jan 9, 2014 9:32 AM

    It will take the Bengals all of about 3 seconds to promote Hue Jackson to OC. Then we’ll see if it’s Andy or the play calling (seriously, how obvious is it that the guy can’t throw the short passes to the sideline?)

  21. southpaw2k says: Jan 9, 2014 9:38 AM

    Great, now we can start discussing who will the Redskins’ head coach in 2017 will be….

  22. hmpennypacker says: Jan 9, 2014 12:58 PM

    I just don’t see how a coach who failed 2 years in a row to get his best offensive weapon (AJ Green) in either of the last two wild card games. How many catches did Green have against the Chargers last saturday and the Texans last year?

  23. tory707 says: Jan 9, 2014 4:22 PM

    He coached the arena football league a few years ago. This owner is almost as bad as jerry jones. Love it.

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