Report: Jay Gruden informed he'll return as Washington coach
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Report: Jay Gruden informed he'll return as Washington coach
Tuesday December 16th, 2014

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has been told he will return next season, reports Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington. 

Gruden told reporters on Monday that he hasn't been told by owner Dan Snyder or general manager Bruce Allen that his job is safe.

On Dec. 6, the Washington Post reported that a conflict between Gruden and quarterback Robert Griffin III could lead to the coach being "one and done" with Washington. The coach is currently in year one of a five-year contract. 

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On Monday, Gruden said that Griffin will start Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gruden had previously benched Griffin in favor of Colt McCoy, but McCoy left Sunday's game against the New York Giants with a neck injury. Griffin finished the game 18 of 27 for 236 yards and a touchdown.

Last season, conflicting anonymous reports regarding Griffin's status in Washington persisted throughout the season, and ultimately culminated with two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike Shanahan and his son, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, being fired.

Washington is 3-11 heading into Week 16. 

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Gruden took over as head coach in January after spending three seasons as the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive coordinator. 

- Molly Geary

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