Shanahan to receive full amount owed to him for next season

Mike Shanahan Mike Shanahan walks away from the podium for the final time after he was fired Monday as the Redskins’ head coach. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Mike Shanahan, fired Monday by the Washington Redskins as their coach, is to receive the full amount of money owed to him for next season under the terms of his contract, according to a person familiar with the situation.

That is an estimated $7 million.

Shanahan had one season remaining on a five-year deal.

He was fired by the Redskins a day after they lost to the New York Giants to complete a 3-13 season.

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

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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Matt Bonesteel · December 30, 2013