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Report: Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden Signs Contract Extension



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    CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 24: Head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 24, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    The Washington Redskins did something they have never done before during the ownership of Dan Snyder. They signed a head coach to a contract extension.

    ESPN reported Jay Gruden and the team agreed to a two-year extension. Gruden is currently in the fourth year of his original five-year contract. The extension will keep him in burgundy and gold until 2020.

    ESPN writer John Keim said the move provides a level of stability for Washington. He said there have been questions surrounding the team at the quarterback position and with the team’s general manager.

    Gruden has guided the team to a 17-14-1 record in the past two season, winning the NFC East title in 2015. He will have to new coordinators this year. Greg Manusky will handle the defense while Matt Cavanaugh will take charge of the offense.