Shanahan expects quick resolution of his status

Widely expected to be fired, Washignton Redskins coach Mike Shanahan expects a fast resolution to his status following a regular-season finale against the New York Giants.

The Redskins are mired in a seven-game losing streak and Shanahan has benched quarterback Robert Griffin III, and there's scrutiny of his relationships with the quarterback and owner Daniel Snyder.

“I’m sure it will,” Shanahan told reporters when asked if his status will be addressed quickly. “I’m sure it will, but you’ll have to ask Dan to make sure. I can’t answer that.”

Shanahan is owed $7 million for the final year of his contract if he's fired.

Shanahan said again that he prefers to remain in Washington.

“I’ve told you from Day 1, I love these guys and we’ve been working extremely hard to put this thing together,” Shanahan said. “We’ve had a couple bumps, which we all know, with the salary cap. But I’m looking forward to building this football team. But, like I said, it’s a situation where I’ll get a chance to sit down with Dan at the end of the season, and we’ll go from there.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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