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Redskins decision-makers, however, believe the partnership would be healthy, with Mike and Kyle Shanahan willing to defer to Manning because of his track record and the Redskins’ desperate quarterback situation.

Before all of that is sorted out, though, there’s the matter of Manning’s fitness.

“If he can recover,” Kyle Shanahan said in January, “and the doctors say he’s healthy, he says he’s healthy — that’s enough for me.”