A report from earlier in the week mentioned that Redskins HC Jay Gruden could be fired if the team loses to the Giants on Sunday.
However, Dianna Russini spoke with “several” coaches with the Redskins and none of them were informed by executives that their jobs could be on the line this weekend.
Meanwhile, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that it would not come as a shock to some on the Redskins’ coaching staff if they were let go by next year, as the situation between Washington’s coaching and front office is becoming “untenable.”
According to La Canfora, there have several differences of opinion about the roster and specific players and there have been times that Gruden and GM Doug Williams were unaware of major transactions or signings as they occur.
Some within the team reportedly felt that a rebuild was in order with Kirk Cousins set to depart in free agency, but La Canfora says that president Bruce Allen instead responded by trading for Alex Smith and extending his contract.
Other issues of contention within the team, according to La Canfora, include Trent Williams‘ holdout, Adrian Peterson’s roster spot, DC Greg Manusky and rookie QB Dwayne Haskins.
La Canfora mentions that Redskins’ brass are high on first-time offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell and they do have a former head coach on staff in OL coach Bill Callahan, who could serve as an interim head coach if they move on from Gruden midseason.
According to La Canfora, there’s has long been chatter around the league that Gruden would eventually join his brother Jon’s staff with the Raiders should he not remain a head coach. In fact, sources close to Jay tell La Canfora that they think a stint in a lower profile role with the Raiders would suit him perfectly.
Gruden, 52, began his NFL coaching career with the Buccaneers as an offensive assistant. He spent seven years in the position before departing for a job with the Florida Tuskers.
Gruden returned to the NFL as the Bengals offensive coordinator in 2011 before he was hired as the Redskins coach for the 2014 season.
During his five years in Washington, Gruden has led them to a record of 35-47-1 (42.8 percent), which includes one playoff appearance back in 2015.
We’ll have more regarding Gruden as the news is available.