By Patch Staff
Jay Gruden has been hired as the Washington Redskins new head coach. Gruden will be the franchise’s 29th head coach, the eighth since Daniel Snyder bought the team in 1999.
As the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive coordinator, Gruden and young quarterback Andy Dalton had a 30-18 record over three season. That work may make Gruden an excellent fit for Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, who is still developing as an NFL player.
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