The Shanahan Watch continues, but maybe not for much longer.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting now that the two sides have begun to discuss contract details. Schefter has as close a relationship with Mike Shanahan as anyone in the media, dating back to Schefter's time covering Shanahan's teams in Denver. Schefter, in fact, wrote Shanahan's 2000 book, "Think Like A Champion."
Schefter tweeted this afternoon: "Talks went well enough last night that Mike Shanahan summoned his agent, Sandy Montag, to Washington to negotiate his contract."
Montag is a long-time executive at IMG who has represented John Madden for years. He teamed up with former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer to form the New York-based firm Ari Fleischer Communications.
Newsday's Bob Glauber tweeted that Montag was in Snyder's box for last month's Giants-Redskins game at FedEx Field.
In Ashburn, there has been no word about any press conferences - not for Joe Bugel, not for Shanahan - so far today.