Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Report: Shanahan, Redskins Reach Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- The Denver Post is reporting the Redskins have reached an agreement in principal for Mike Shanahan to become the next head coach of the Washington Redskins.

The newspaper cites "sources familiar with the negotiations" with the information of the deal.

The 9 News Now Sports Department contacted the Redskins regarding the report, but the team did not have a response at the time.

According the Denver Post, Shanahan will receive a five-year contract with the Redskins, paying approximately $7 million a year - the same he was making with the Denver Broncos.

The newspaper also reports that the Redskins are making plans for Shanahan to sign the contract and are planning to announce his hiring Wednesday.

Shanahan has a career record of 154-103 as an NFL head coach with both the Broncos and Oakland Raiders. He led the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl titles in 1997-98.


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