Jim Haslett out as Redskins defensive coordinator

The Washington Redskins will no longer employ defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.

The team announced this morning that they have "mutually agreed to part ways" with Haslett.

"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," Jay Gruden said in a statement.

Haslett's defense has been up-and-down in recent years.

Former Redskins middle l inebacker London Fletcher recently ripped Haslett.

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

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.