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Redskins’ Shanahan so confident in Beck, Grossman he puts ‘reputation’ on the line
Head coach also speaks about the departures of McNabb, Haynesworth
“You got two guys who are 27 years old, natural leaders, and that’s, to me, how you build a football team. You build it up front,” Shanahan said. “It starts with that defensive line and that offensive line. We’ve got a couple young guys that, I believe, our future captains, guys that can lead and play well.”
“I believe we’re four or five deep on each side and I’m looking forward to seeing who takes advantage of the opportunity,” he said.
• Shanahan slept at Redskins Park on Thursday night as he tried to keep up with the craziness of all the NFL business crammed into this post-lockout period. He joked that he charged his $200 rollout bed to owner Daniel Snyder.
“It’s been quite hectic, but it’s been the same for everybody in the league, so it’s quite fair,” he said.
Notes: Safeties LaRon Landry (left Achilles’) and Kareem Moore (knee) and linebacker Robert Henson (knee) were placed on the physically unable to perform list. They can come off at any time, but Shanahan put no timetable on their return.
First-round pick Ryan Kerrigan missed the afternoon walkthrough after hyperextending his knee. He suffered a bone bruise. An MRI revealed no serious damage. He could miss a couple of days, Shanahan said.
The Redskins will vote Saturday whether to recertify the union, Vonnie Holliday, the NFL Players Association player representative said. Holliday believes a ‘yes’ vote by all players is a formality.
Veteran inside linebacker H.B. Blades is nearing a new one-year contract with the Redskins, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
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