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Shanahan equated the loss of salary cap space to a catastrophic detriment.

“If you go on any football team and you take a look at $18 million or $36 million, you take off the best, maybe, six or seven players on each team,” he said.

That only strengthens his resolve.

“We were dealt a certain hand,” Shanahan said. “Our players will adjust. We will adjust, and it’s full speed ahead.”