Cerrato: Zorn will remain Redskins coach

Jim Zorn will continue to be the Redskins head coach through the end of the season. (Nick Wass / Associated Press)

Jim Zorn will continue to be the Redskins' head coach through the end of the season. (Nick Wass / Associated Press)

The Washington Redskins’ embattled coach, Jim Zorn, will remain the team’s coach at least through the end of the season, team VP/Football Operations Vinny Cerrato said Friday morning on his radio show.

“Let me start by making a few things very perfectly clear: Jim Zorn is the head coach of the Washington Redskins, and will be for the rest of this season, and hopefully into the future,” Cerrato said.

The Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles Monday night and then have a bye. There had been rampant speculation that a loss on national television would have been the last straw for Zorn, who was stripped of his offensive play-calling duties after the Redskins opened the season 2-4. Sherman Lewis, hired two weeks ago as an offensive consultant, will call the plays.

“Sure, the frustration is very high, everywhere around here,” said Cerrato. “But the relationships internally within this organization quite frankly remain the same. Later [on Friday], (owner) Dan (Snyder) and I will have our weekly lunch with Jim, like we have always done, and like Dan has done for many years with the head coach to get a rundown on the upcoming game.”

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