Rocca can't leave his native Australia to join the Redskins because he doesn't have a U.S. work visa, prompting Shanahan's novel solution.
"He's got a job here in the U.S.," Shanahan said this week, according to a story posted on the Courier Mail's website. "Eventually they'll let him go or, at least, I'm hoping they let him go. If not, I told him to get married to an American and that'll make it easier."
That might be a problem for Rocca, though. He's already married to Rose, and they have two sons, Matthew and Lucas.
Shanahan also asked reporters if they knew anyone in the U.S. State Department who could help expedite Rocca's visa.
"I'm hoping to get him here by Monday," Shanahan said. "If you know anybody in the visa department that can help us, I'd really appreciate it. If anybody has any connections, we need some help right now."