Chad Greenway

NFL: Redskins give Coach Jay Gruden an extension

NFL: Redskins give Coach Jay Gruden an extension

Amid an off-season of potential upheaval, the Washington Redskins have made an investment in continuity by signing Coach Jay Gruden to a multiyear contract extension.

Gruden was going into the fourth year of a five-year contract. The team announced the extension after Gruden and other team officials returned from the NFL combine in Indianapolis.

The 50-year-old Gruden is the first coach to have his contract extended by Dan Snyder, who has owned the team for 18 years. Gruden is the eighth head coach over that time.

The Redskins missed the playoffs last season after losing in the NFC wild-card game in 2015. They’re 21-26-1 in three seasons under Gruden....

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