INDIANAPOLIS - Redskins coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that he spoke Thursday with Fletcher Smith, agent for benched quarterback Donovan McNabb.
Shanahan said he has not spoken with McNabb since the season ended, and that McNabb's status won't be determined until after the draft, but he spoke of wanting a younger team of players who will be Redskins long-term. Smith indicated to the Daily News that he expects McNabb to be traded or released. *
- Les Bowen