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McNabb, Vikings Part Ways

Former Eagles QB, Vikings agree to part ways opening up a move to another team

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    Donovan McNabb was checking out the classifieds Thursday.

    The former Eagles quarterback was released by the Minnesota Vikings, the team confirmed.

    "I had a discussion with (McNabb) and we both agreed mutually that this was the best decision for both parties," Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said on Thursday. "He was and has been a great player for our league for a long, long time. I have a lot of affection and love for Donovan. A tremendous person and a tremendous competitor, and we really wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors. He did a good job for us here. He really helped our young quarterbacks. He did a good job in a lot of ways."

    McNabb was benched by the Vikings earlier this season so Minnesota could figure out what they have in rookie signal caller Christian Ponder. But he’s remained on the team as the backup QB -- even growing a beard to look the part.

    McNabb told Sportscenter Thursday that it was time for him to move on, "clear my thoughts, clear my head."

    The 35-year-old QB says that he is rested and ready to contribute for another team.

    One of McNabb's potential landing spots could ruffle the feathers of some Eagles fans.

    Per ESPN:

    When McNabb reaches waivers on Friday as expected, the league source told (Adam) Schefter that Dallas (21st waiver) and Chicago (24th) could put in a claim, and Houston also is in the market for quarterback help following a season-ending injury to Matt Schaub.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Donovan with a star on his helmet? Say it ain't so!

    McNabb wearing a Cowboys uniform would be just as wrong as when a declining Randall Cunningham -- ex-Eagles QB -- played for Jerry Jones' boys towards the end of his playing days.

    Talking about the Cowboys owner, he was noncommittal to ESPN Dallas about McNabb possibly playing for "America's Team."

    The poetic landing spot for McNabb would be with the Bears. A Chicago native, McNabb returning to lead his hometown team, which is likely considering the Bears right now are forced to start Caleb Hanie, would be poetic.

    And at least in the Windy City McNabb could get a last chance to prove he could still start in this league unlike Dallas where he would serve as a safety blanket should Tony Romo go down.

    Should McNabb amazing clear waivers then he would become a free agent, otherwise whatever team claims him would be on the hook for the $1.6 million remaining on his deal.

    McNabb was traded to Vikings this year after the Birds sent him to Washington last year after he wore Eagles green from 1999 to 2009.