Jan 5, 2010 3:48 AM

Redskins fire Zorn and and hope to lure Shanahan

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins moved quickly in their pursuit of Mike Shanahan on Monday, flying in the former Denver Broncos coach on the same day the team fired Jim Zorn.

Shanahan and wife Peggy landed at Dulles International Airport near Redskins Park in mid-afternoon and were driven away in a limousine to meet with owner Dan Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen. Shanahan was expected to stay overnight at Snyder's house in Maryland.

A formal hiring announcement could come as early as Tuesday.

Shanahan's arrival was the highlight of a long, eventful day as the Redskins sought a new direction after a 4 -12 season that ended with a 23-20 loss to San Diego on Sunday.

Shanahan won two Super Bowls in 14 seasons with the Broncos.

He was fired a year ago after Denver missed the playoffs for the third season in a row.

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