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Jim Haslett and Washington Redskins Part Ways

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Redskins and Jim Haslett have mutually agreed to part ways.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After five years of less than stellar defensive performances, the Redskins have parted ways with their former Defensive Coordinator.  Over that time, the Redskins defense ranks 29th in total yards allowed and 30th in points allowed.  This season the defense ranked 20th and 29th in yards and points respectively.

"Jay and I mutually agreed it's time for the Redskins to have a new Defensive Coordinator," said Haslett.

The news was initially reported by the Redskins themselves less than 30 minutes before Bruce Allen's press conference.  According to Jay Gruden, he and Jim have had discussions over the past few days and agreed it's the right move for everyone.  Jim was sure to thank Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen, Jay Gruden, the players, and fellow coaches.

Jay Gruden made it very clear after the season ended that no decisions would be made on the coaching staff until after he had a sit down with Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen.  Apparently that meeting has happened.