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It's not the norm for an NFL coach to talk about players auditioning for jobs with seven games to go in the season.
Yet that's the picture coach Mike Shanahan has painted for the Washington Redskins after falling to 3-6 following a loss to the Carolina Panthers.
After the game, Shanahan said he'll use the upcoming weeks ''to see who obviously is going to be on your football team for years to come.''
Most of his players have a different mindset. Said fullback Darrel Young: ''Anything can happen on Sundays. We are 3-6 and want to finish 10-6.''
The Redskins get some extra time to contemplate the fallout from the Panthers loss. They have a bye before returning to play three straight NFC East games.
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