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Jay Gruden expected to interview Wednesday with Redskins

Jay Gruden, center, in black, talks with quarterback Andy Dalton (14) during the second half of Sunday’s game against the Chargers. (Al Behrmann/Associated Press)

The Washington Redskins are expected to interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their vacant head coaching job on Wednesday.

Gruden’s interview with the Redskins is to come between meetings with two other teams. He was scheduled to interview Tuesday with the Tennessee Titans and is scheduled to be interviewed Thursday by the Minnesota Vikings, according to several people with knowledge of the situation.

It is not clear if the Redskins will make a push to hire Gruden quickly or continue with the interviewing process after meeting with Gruden. But some connected to the league-wide hiring process believe Gruden would be a particularly good fit with the Redskins because of his history of working with General Manager Bruce Allen and assistant coaches Raheem Morris, Sean McVay and Jim Haslett, who were not fired when the team fired Mike Shanahan and much of his staff.

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.

What’s ahead:

●  Robert Griffin III is the Redskins’ Ed Block Courage Award winner.

●  Washington signs eight players to futures contracts.

More from The Post:

Mailbag: On the coaching search, Snyder and Griffin

Reid: The right candidate for the Redskins will see job’s appeal

Jenkins: Is Robert Griffin III a help or a hindrance to next coach? | Video

Redskins, Jay Gruden would make sense to some | Poll: Which of the 11 do you want?

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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