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Donovan McNabb reportedly heading to Minnesota Vikings

July 27, 2011 |  8:39 am

Mcnabb_275 Donovan McNabb appears to be headed for his third team in as many NFL seasons -- something that would have seemed unheard of not too long ago.

McNabb could be on his way to the Minnesota Vikings, who have agreed to send a sixth-round pick in 2012 and possibly a conditional pick in 2013 to the Washington Redskins for the veteran quarterback, according to a report by Jay Glazer on

After spending 11 years as the face of the Philadelphia Eagles -- taking the team to four NFC Championships and one Super Bowl -- McNabb was traded to Washington before last season. Things didn't work out so well in D.C., where McNabb was benched twice during the Redskins' 6-10 season under new coach Mike Shanahan.

The structure of McNabb's contract is still an issue in the trade to the Vikings. He is due to receive $12.5 million in 2011, so a trade is unlikely without McNabb consenting to a renegotiated deal. Word is that he likely will be cut by Washington if a trade doesn't happen.

In McNabb, the Vikings will get a veteran starter to hopefully serve as a mentor to first-round pick Christian Ponder. Free-agent quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, a former Vikings starter who served as Brett Favre's backup in Minnesota the last two seasons, reportedly agreed to terms with Seattle on Tuesday.


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The Sports Xchange contributed to this report.

Photo: Donovan McNabb. Credit: Paul Sancya / Associated Press