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Jon Gruden Welcomes Brother Jay to Family Tradition: Getting Fired

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 06: Head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins responds to questions during a press conference after the game against the New England Patriots at FedExField on October 6, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Jay Gruden was fired by the Washington Redskins on Monday and it didn't take long for his brother Jon Gruden to chime in on the situation. He did so by welcoming his brother to the club of fellow Grudens who have been canned.

Come on, that's pretty funny.

Jay worked under Jon when he was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jay was an assistant for the Bucs from 2002 through 2008. It wouldn't be shocking if the pair teamed up again.

Jay eventually went on to be offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2011 to 2013 before Washington hired him in January of 2014. In five-plus seasons leading the Redskins, Gruden went 35-49-1 and opened the 2019 season at 0-5 before he was let go.