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Redskins fire coach Mike Shanahan

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ASHBURN, VA (WWBT) -

The Washington Redskins have fired coach Mike Shanahan after a rocky season.

Shanahan met with owner Dan Snyder Monday morning after the team lost its final game of the season to the New York Giants. The Redskins finished 3-13 and lost eight straight to end the year.

"Redskins fans deserve a better result," Snyder said. "We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs."

The team suffered its third losing season in four years and were 24-40 under Shanahan.

"We are going to take a smart, step-by-step approach to finding the right coach to return the Redskins to where we believe we should be," Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen said. "We will analyze accurately and honestly all of the decisions that were made over the past year."

Shanahan had one year remaining on his five-year, $35 million contract.

The Redskins will hold a press conference at Redskins Park between noon and 12:30 p.m.

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