Mike Shanahan has whiffed on three (Donovan McNabb, Rex Grossman and John Beck) in his two years in Washington, and the Redskins are expected to pursue Manning if they can determine he's healthy. They have plenty of cap space, and the Redskins can lobby Manning by saying they'll use that room to be aggressive in free agency.
But that also could make them less appealing to Manning, since they're lacking at so many positions.
AP Sports Writers Bob Baum, Tim Booth, Mike Marot, Tim Reynolds, Dave Skretta, Arnie Stapleton, Teresa M. Walker, Joseph White and Steven Wine contributed to this story.
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