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Shanahan to be Fired Today, Sources Say



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    Head coach Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins watches warmups before a Redskins game earlier in December. He is expected to be fired today. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

    The Redskins will fire head coach Mike Shanahan as early as this morning, when he is scheduled to meet with team owner Dan Snyder, high-level sources within the Redskins organization have told News4's Dianna Russini.

    The move is not unexpected, and followed another 'Skins loss on Sunday. In that game, Jerrel Jerigan caught a 24-yard touchdown pass and ran 49 yards for another to lead the New York Giants to a 20-6 victory over Washington.

    Shanahan would not comment on the Monday meeting when he was asked about it after the 'Skins game Sunday.

    He did say he would like to be able to speak to the media following the meeting, but as of late Sunday, no press conference with Shanahan had been scheduled.

    "I'll first talk to Dan and hopefully I'll get a chance to talk to you guys,'' Shanahan said after the game. "You guys can ask me all those questions you've been wanting to ask me for a while and I'll get a chance to answer them."

    Shanahan has seen the Redskins (3-13) finish the season with an eight-game losing streak just a year after winning the NFC East. In addition, his future was uncertain because of his shaky relationship with oft-injured franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III.

    The Giants (7-9) also aren't going to the playoffs, but they closed the season with a 7-3 record after losing their first six games. It's a finish that probably will have two-time Super Bowl winning coach Tom Coughlin back next season, unless the 67-year-old decides he has had enough.

    The game was the final one at MetLife Stadium until the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.