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Redskins, DC Haslett part ways


The Washington Redskins and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett mutually agreed to part ways on Wednesday.

The Redskins released statements from head coach Jay Gruden and Haslett with the announcement.

Gruden said Monday that no decisions would be made about his assistant coaches until after he had met with general manager Bruce Allen and owner Dan Snyder. Gruden had continued to express support for Haslett, under whom he worked as offensive coordinator of the United Football League’s Florida Tuskers when Haslett was head coach in 2009.

“Jim and I have had discussions over the last few days and have decided that it’s best for everyone that we have a new defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins. I wish him nothing but the best in the future,” Gruden said in a statement.

Haslett finished his fifth season in Washington. During his time, the Redskins’ defense has finished a collective 29th in total yards and 30th in points per game. This season, the Redskins ranked 20th in total yards and 29th in points allowed.

“Jay and I mutually agreed it’s time for the Redskins to have a new defensive coordinator. I want to thank Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen, Coach Gruden and all the players and fellow coaches for their efforts the last five years and I wish them nothing but the best,” Haslett said.

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