News

Bengals’ offensive coordinator Gruden to lead Redskins

Bengals’ offensive coordinator Gruden to lead Redskins

NEW COACH: Jay Gruden will leave the Bengals Photo: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Gruden has agreed to become the head coach of the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins confirmed Thursday that Gruden has accepted the job and will be introduced at an afternoon news conference.

The 46-year-old Gruden has spent the last three seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, where he helped develop Andy Dalton. Now he’ll have the task of working with another young franchise quarterback, Robert Griffin III.

Gruden, the brother of former NFL head coach Jon Gruden, had drawn interest from at least three other teams seeking to fill a head coaching vacancy. He interviewed with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday.

Gruden replaces Mike Shanahan, who was fired last week after a 3-13 season.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Scene shifts to Calgary tonight for Canucks and Flames

Vancouver Canucks center Brad Richardson (15) handles the puck in front of the bench during an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Dallas.

The Canucks snapped a 7-game home playoff loss streak Friday with a 4-1 win in Vancouver.

in Local Sports

Blazers and Grizzlies open postseason in Memphis

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) plays against Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn.

Game 1 tips off at 5:00om today at the FedEx Forum

in Local Sports

M’s & Rangers battle for series win at Safeco today on KPUG

Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor, right, hits a grand slam as Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino looks on in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Seattle.

You can hear today's game on KPUG beginning at 12:00pm with a 1:10pm first pitch.

in Local Sports

WWU’s Reichert wins women’s javelin at Beach Invitational

western washington logo generic copy/wwu

Her throw of 165-7 ranks second nationally in NCAA II this season.

in Local Sports

Neagle, Martins propel Sounders past Rapids 3-1

Seattle Sounders players pose for the traditional pre-match team portrait before their season-opener MLS soccer match against the New England Revolution, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Seattle.

Seattle had not scored in its previous two road games this season.