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With the Redskins at 3-6 and trying to stay afloat with a bevy of injuries, Shanahan said Monday that the NFL’s $36 million cap penalty put a dent in free agent plans.

“Obviously, that’s very strong. You’re talking about $36 million. And you find out 10 minutes before your free agency starts,” he said. “You plan something for 2 ½ years and you find out 10 minutes through the newspaper that you just got hit with [a] $36 million [penalty]. So, yeah, it is a wake-up call.”