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Redskins fire Head Trainer Larry Hess, more changes coming

Changes everywhere

Washington Redskins 2011 Headshots Photo by NFL via Getty Images

The firings are slowly leaking out of Redskins Park. Team President Bruce Allen was the first to go around 7 am this morning. There haven’t been any confirmed coach firings yet, but interim Head Coach Bill Callahan and Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky are expected to definitely be let go.

JP Finlay reported earlier this morning that the Redskins training/rehab staff would go through some major changes, including the possible firing of Head Trainer Larry Hess. Finlay is now reporting that Hess has indeed been fired, which likely means the rest of the staff will be let go.

Hess has been with the team for 17 years, but the last few seasons have seen an incredibly high number of players landing on injured reserve. There have been numerous former players who have not been kind in their descriptions of the care they received while with the Redskins. Trent Williams famously started a war with the Redskins and their staff over his treatment/misdiagnosis of the cancerous growth on his head.

The Redskins will now start over from top to bottom. Ron Rivera will reportedly meet with Dan Snyder today about the open head coaching job. The front office structure is still unknown, but they will need to hire a new training staff for the 2020 season.