Redskins fire coach Shanahan, Vikings give Frazier boot

Redskins fire coach Shanahan, Vikings give Frazier boot

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Head coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings (L) and head coach Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins shake hands after the game at FedEx Field on December 24, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. The Minnesota Vikings won, 33-26.

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 8:17 AM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have fired coach Mike Shanahan after a 3-13 season.  The Minnesota Vikings also fired their coach Leslie Frazier a day after they wrapped up a 5-10-1 season.
 
Shanahan was dismissed Monday after meeting with team owner Dan Snyder.
 
Shanahan went 24-40 in four years in Washington, but his greater failure was an inability to restore order and professionalism to a franchise that has often been in disarray for the last two decades.
 
The Redskins finished last in the NFC East in three of Shanahan's four seasons. The outlier was 2012, when a seven-game winning streak at the end of the regular season won the team its first division title since 1999.
 
Shanahan had one year remaining on his five-year, $35 million contract.
 
Snyder will now be seeking his eighth head coach for his 16th season as an NFL owner.

The firing of Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was announced Monday morning.

The Vikings made the playoffs last year but struggled in 2013, unable to find stability at quarterback.
 
Frazier went 21-33-1 in three-plus seasons.

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