Mike Shanahan noncommittal about QB

Updated: July 8, 2011, 6:30 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Among the issues facing the Washington Redskins once the NFL lockout is finally resolved, settling on a starting quarterback ranks high atop the list.

McNabb
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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, speaking Friday at a Loudoin County football camp sponsored by former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs, wouldn't comment on the status of Donovan McNabb, according to a report from Comcast SportsNet Washington.

"Until I get a chance to talk to Donovan and I go through the scenario with him, I really can't share it with the public," Shanahan reportedly told a 7-year-old boy who asked if McNabb would return to Washington.

Shanahan went on to praise McNabb, while at the same time cautioning that his decision will concern the Redskins' best interests.

"Those are the decisions that are always tough for a coach, because you have to make decisions that you feel are in the best interest of the team," Shanahan told Comcast SportsNet Washington.

"I love Donovan McNabb. ... He's one of the best guys you'll ever be around. You cannot find a better person in the world. The thing that you do when you put a football team together is you sit down and make some tough decisions, and I will sit down with him once we are able to talk."