WASHINGTON - Jay Gruden says he doesn't care about the Washington Redskins' tumultuous past, and he has built a "genuine" trust with franchise player Robert Griffin III.
Gruden was introduced Thursday as coach of the Redskins. He signed a five-year deal Wednesday night as the successor to Mike Shanahan, who was fired last week after a 3-13 season.
Gruden, 46, who has spent the last three seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, says he intends to call the plays himself, and he has yet to decide whether to keep any of the assistants from Shanahan's staff.
Gruden praised Griffin's talent, but added: "He's got to understand that I expect a lot from the starting quarterback."
Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery is headed to his first Pro Bowl.
The NFL announced Thursday that the former South Carolina standout will replace injured Detroit star Calvin Johnson, a reward for a breakout season in his second year in the league.
Jeffery's 1,421 yards receiving this season ranked second in franchise history and his 89 receptions were sixth most.
He and Brandon Marshall are the first pair of Bears receivers to make the Pro Bowl in the same season. Chicago running back Matt Forte also was selected.
A person familiar with the situation said the Browns have given Miami permission to interview Cleveland assistant general manager Ray Farmer for the Dolphins' GM opening.
The Dolphins and GM Jeff Ireland parted ways earlier this week after six seasons. Miami has reached out to meet with Farmer, said the person who spoke Thursday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.
Farmer joined the Browns in March after seven seasons in Kansas City's front office. When Farmer came to Cleveland, Michael Lombardi's title was switched from vice president of player personnel to GM.
New York Giants top running back David Wilson needs neck surgery and his future in football is uncertain.
New York's first-round draft pick in 2012, Wilson was hurt on Oct. 6 after being tackled coming out of his own end zone in a home game against Philadelphia.
Wilson will have a fusion of the vertebrae to repair the herniated disc in his neck. The procedure will be performed on Jan. 16.
Wide receiver Percy Harvin will play for the Seattle Seahawks in Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints after missing most of the season following hip surgery.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Harvin would play following Thursday's practice. Carroll said there would be no limitations on how the Seahawks use Harvin, including on kickoff returns.
The Tennessee Titans now have interviewed both of Cincinnati's coordinators in their search for a new coach.
The Titans confirmed Thursday they have finished interviewing Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer two days after interviewing Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. The Redskins introduced Gruden as their new coach Thursday.
The Bengals have promoted Hue Jackson to offensive coordinator, replacing Jay Gruden.
Gruden was hired as the Redskins' head coach Thursday.
Jackson has been the offensive coordinator for the Redskins, Falcons and Raiders. He was Oakland's head coach in 2011 and pushed for the trade that sent Carson Palmer from the Bengals to the Raiders.
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