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by AP posted Dec 30 2013 3:38PM
     ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen says the team's next head coach will not have the all-encompassing role held by Mike Shanahan.
 
     The Redskins fired Shanahan on Monday after a 3-13 season, and Allen said he will assume of the duties of having final say over the roster.
 
     Allen says he has an "open list" as he begins the search for Shanahan's replacement, including NFL and college coaches.
 
     Shanahan went 24-40 over four seasons in Washington and was given full control over football matters when he signed his five-year, $35 million contract in 2010.
 
     Allen said the Redskins had too many distractions this season and that it affected the team's play.
 
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by AP posted Dec 30 2013 10:46AM
     ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins have fired coach Mike Shanahan after a 3-13 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. 
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