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Pat White, Mike Shanahan win the preseason

Mike Shanahan, Darrel Young

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan shakes hands with fullback Darrel Young (36) before a preseason NFL football game between the Redskins and the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)


Say what you want about Redskins coach Mike Shanahan’s handling of his star quarterback.

His handling of his fourth one, and the fourth quarter, is to be commended.

Late in their win over the Titans, former second-round washout Pat White scrambled for a potential game-tying touchdown, but Shanahan elected to go for the two-point conversion.

White rolled out, looked around, and found tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi for the score which made it 22-21, eliminating the possibility of more preseason football than anyone needs.

White doesn’t have much of a chance of making the Redskins roster barring injury, though he didn’t have a bad night, rushing four times for 34 yards and completing 5-of-8 passes.

But he made a couple of plays, including the one which prevented a fifth quarter.