According to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter, former Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is expected to be hired by the team for the position. (VOTE HERE: Should the Washington Redskins hire Ron Rivera?)
Rivera coached the Panthers for the past nine seasons and took them to a Super Bowl before being fired earlier this month.
Rivera would replace Jay Gruden who was fired after a 0-5 start to the season. Interim coach Bill Callahan went 3-8 the rest of the way.
After a season-ending 47-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Callahan said he hadn't been told anything about his future. "There will be a time and place for that," Callahan said. "I'm just blessed that I've been coaching for 42 years and I take each day as a blessing. ... Coaching's different because it's about change. It's about transitioning, and so I understand that. I get that aspect of coaching."
Rivera, who went 76-63-1 with Carolina, is a minority candidate
The team has complied with the NFL's Rooney Rule by interviewing Rivera, who is a minority candidate, and are free to hire him. In his time with Carolina, Rivera went 76-63-1.
The Associated Press contributed to this report