Redskins expected to fire Mike Shanahan

December 29, 2013

(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Mike Shanahan is expected to be fired as coach of the Washington Redskins, multiple people familiar with the situation said.

One person with knowledge of the matter said Sunday that Shanahan “definitely” will be dismissed and the only question is whether the move will come Sunday night or Monday.

Another person with ties to the organization said Saturday night the move was certain and is expected to come Monday.

The Redskins have a record of 3-12 entering Sunday’s season finale against the New York Giants at the Meadowlands.

Shanahan is in the fourth season of a five-year contract that pays him an estimated $7 million per season. The Redskins have a record of 24-39 during his coaching tenure.

Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at mike.jones@washpost.com with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag on Tuesdays.

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