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Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:16 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2011 9:33 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

At various points on Tuesday and Wednesday, Donovan McNabb was as good as gone from Washington, borne out into the great midwest to mentor Christian Ponder with the Vikings, as first reported by CBSSports.com's own Mike Freeman.

But there was a little matter of McNabb agreeing to changing up his contract, since Minnesota obviously wasn't going to give him eight figures to do so.

That issue appears to have been cleared though, and the McNabb-to-Minny deal is "now official."

That's according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, who reported Wednesday that the deal is "done" and will be announced on Thursday.
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A league source has confirmed the report to Freeman as well.

There haven't been precise details of the trade released yet, but it stands to reason that, as we previously noted, the Redskins will still receive a pair of sixth-round picks in return for McNabb.

Given that near-sickening drop in value, it's hard to imagine that McNabb will be getting all that much money from the Vikings just to play the role of mentor. But then again, he's out of Washington so whatever he had to give up is probably worth it.

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Comments

Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Rice leaving....Clears the way for Randy Moss to come back.........LOL




Since: Apr 8, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

mcnabb is done, he can't win the big game anyway, ask any Eagles fan about that. 
Vinkings finish third in the division.



Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:30 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

I do think the Vikings will find a number one wide receiver in the free agent market. Though I am not a big fan of Braylon Edwards.....I think he would be a good fit for the number one receiver slot



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:30 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Guess my post was minutes late, Rice signed with Seattle, Oh well.....Visante Shancoe catch this ball..........



Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:30 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Good add for the Vikings but now they must look fast and furious for a #1 receiver for him to throw to. Anyway, Welcome aboard the Viking ship Donovan.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

browns fan here, I think he will do well...but they do need Rice



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Berrian and Harvin will be waiting......



Since: Nov 9, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:19 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Who's he going to throw the ball to? Percy Harvin is great but he's obviously not a #1. The only way signing Donovan McNabb was a good idea is if they kept Sidney Rice, that didn't happen so this will not work unless they find a #1 WR somewhere.

 

Peace...



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