Report: Zorn expected to be fired by tomorrow


It nearly happened during the offseason. It nearly happened this season. But according to multiple league soruces, it will happen in the next 24 hours: Jim Zorn will be fired as coach of the Washington Redskins.

The expected change would pave the way for Washington and its new executive vice president and general manager, Bruce Allen, to step up its pursuit of former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan -- or any other candidate the team is considering.

Washington closes out its season at San Diego, and it's possible that Allen could fire Zorn on the long plane ride home. But it is more likely that Zorn will be dismissed Monday, once the team is back and settled in Washington. Either way, Zorn is expected to be the first head coach fired in what always is one of the most tumultous times of the year in the NFL.

The Redskins were 4-11 entering Sunday's game, regressing from their 8-8 finish in Zorn's first season.


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