Redskins fire Mike Shanahan

Updated: December 30, 2013, 8:32 PM ET
By John Keim | ESPN.com

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins fired coach Mike Shanahan on Monday morning after one of the team's ugliest seasons in recent memory -- and with too many losses in his four-year tenure.

Shanahan's stint began with a massive rebuild and ends with the next coach facing a tough task as well, needing to at least overhaul the defense.

"Redskins fans deserve a better result," owner Dan Snyder said in a statement released by the team. "We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf ...

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