Zorn fired by Redskins

(AP) - The Washington Redskins suffered through a 4-and-12 season, but finished first in one NFL category. The Redskins were the first NFL team to fire its coach.

Jim Zorn was dismissed after two seasons. Zorn, a rookie head coach whose team won six of its first eight games last season, finished 12-and-20 in his two seasons in the nation's capital.

The Redskins moved quickly in their pursuit of Mike Shanahan, flying in the former Denver Broncos coach for meetings with team owner Daniel Snyder and new GM Bruce Allen. Snyder planned for Shanahan to stay overnight at the owner's house in Maryland, and a formal hiring announcement could come as early as Tuesday. He would be the seventh Redskins coach in 10 years.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak expects offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to leave his team if his father becomes Redskins coach. Kubiak worked for the elder Shanahan in Denver for many years.