Donovan McNabb UNS -QBwants to play in 2012
QB Donovan McNabb was released by the Vikings midway through this past season and drew no interest on the open market, Still, he isn't ready to hang up his cleats just yet. “I see three teams in the NFL, right now, that I feel like I can add a little bit of flavor to it from what they have,” McNabb said. “I won’t mention those teams. But, if the phone rings, there will be a lot of decisions to make on that.” The only 2 teams we could see considering McNabb this offseason would be the 49ers and Dolphins. And even then, McNabb would be far from a lock to win a starting job. He's a long shot to make any sort of fantasy impact in 2012.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBwill be released Thursday
The Vikings will release QB Donovan McNabb today, according to both ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. He'll go through the waiver process, and a claiming team would owe him $1.5 million for the rest of the season. Chicago is the only team we could see being interested, and even that seems unlikely. Don't bother adding McNabb to your fantas squad.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBstarting job still safe
It's the same story every week. Donovan McNabb blows chunks all over the field, and then HC Leslie Frazier defends him afterwards. This Sunday, McNabb completed just 10 of 21 passes for 169 yards and 0 TDs against an abysmal Cardinals defense. Of course, Minnesota won handily, so McNabb's job is secure for another week. "I think our players and our ownership have confidence in our quarterback and the rest of our ballclub as well," Frazier said. "We’re not at the point of second-guessing whether Donovan can help us win against Chicago." On the year, McNabb has completed just 57% of his passes for an average 170 yards per game. QB Christian Ponder's time is coming.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBstarting job safe for now
Despite an abysmal start to the 2011 season, Donovan McNabb's job as Minnesota's starting QB is safe for now. "McNabb is my guy," HC Leslie Frazier said after Sunday's game. McNabb has completed just 56% of his passes for 267 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT through 2 games. More damning is Minnesota's 0-2 record. Only QB Christian Ponder's inexperience is keeping McNabb safe right now. Don't expect him to start 16 games, and he's definitely not a fantasy option.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBsharp against Cowboys
QB Donovan McNabb hit on 12 of 18 passes Saturday night for 164 yards, a TD and a pick. He also took just 1 sack . McNabb's TD was a 49-yard strike to WR Bernard Berrian, playing to the strengths of both veterans. McNabb isn't a high-upside play at this point, but he did surpass 350 yards twice in his 1st 5 games with Washington last year. That offense provided him fewer weapons -- and perhaps worse pass blocking -- than this Minnesota unit does. He's decent in the late backup range for fantasy folks.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBtrade to Minnesota complete
QB Donovan McNabb is officially a Minnesota Viking. The Redskins agreed to trade him to Minnesota in exchange for a 2012 6th-round pick plus a conditional 6th-rounder in 2013. That price tag gives you a good idea of just how far McNabb has fallen in the eyes of NFL personnel men. Now 34 years old, he's lost a good deal of mobility and arm strength. That being said, he's still a capable starter and is joining an offense with plenty of weapons -- even if the Vikes lose WR Sidney Rice. McNabb should fare much better in Minnesota than he did in Washington. That being said, he should still be viewed as a low-end QB2 in fantasy leagues. He's made it through a full 16-game season just once in the past 7 seasons, and rookie QB Christian Ponder is waiting in the wings if he falters. The signing is excellent news for Minnesota's skill-position players though. Ponder would have struggled early on.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBabout to head to Minnesota
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports that the Vikings and Redskins have agreed on the terms of a Donovan McNabb trade. The 'Skins will receive a 2012 6th-round pick and a conditional pick in 2013 in exchange for the 34-year-old signal-caller. But the deal is still contingent on McNabb agreeing to take a major paycut. The Vikings aren't going to pay him the $10 million roster bonus he's due later this year. It may take a few days, but this deal will eventually get done. It means that rookie QB Christian Ponder will spend his rookie season learning from the sidelines. It also means that the Vikings' pass-catchers will have a reliable veteran tossing them the rock. This offense could be extremely dangerous in 2011.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBon the way to Minnesota?
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports the parameters are in place for a deal that would send QB Donovan McNabb to Minnesota. He admits, however, that the, “financial terms with him could be tricky.” Our guess is that McNabb could be had for just a 6th or 7th round pick. But a contract squabble could hold up the deal for a couple more days.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBbelieves he can bounce back
QB Donovan McNabb is ready to bounce back from a 2010 season that saw him complete just 58% of his passes with 14 TDs and 15 INTs. "2011 is different than 2010. For those who wanna sit back and dwell on what happened last year, so be it,” McNabb said. “But 2011's gonna be a special season. A season in which I feel that I've prepared myself well -- not just conditioning and strengthwise, but most importantly getting back to the fundamentals. And I look to display that in the 2011 season. And for those who feel like it can't be possible: I'll prove you wrong.” We don't share the optimism. McNabb won't be back in Washington, and he definitely won't be handed a starting job elsewhere. Now 34 years old, his best days are clearly behind him.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBstill on Minnesota's radar
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora believes that QB Donovan McNabb is still on Minnesota's radar despite their addition of rookie QB Christian Ponder. In fact, LaCanfora says the Vikings remain the "strong favorite" to land McNabb. Ponder is as NFL-ready as QBs come, but he'd still benefit from a year on the sidelines.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBon the Vikings' radar
Pro Football Weekly reports that the Vikings are considering making a move for QB Donovan McNabb. Sports Illustrated's Peter King said the same thing a few days ago. PFW points out that the Vikings aren't in a great position to grab a QB in this year's draft. Their 1st-round pick at #12 is too early for guys like Jake Locker or Ryan Mallett, and 3rd-tier options like Christian Ponder, Andy Dalton, and Colin Kaepernick could be gone by the time they pick at 43rd overall. If Minnesota isn't able to trade down in the 1st, they may be willing to part with a conditional 2012 pick for McNabb.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBon Bengals and Titans radar?
NFL Network's Michael Lombardi believes the Bengals and Titans could both be interested in trading for current Redskins QB Donovan McNabb. Both teams would rather add one of the draft class' top-2 rookies -- Missouri's Blaine Gabbert or Auburn's Cam Newton -- but there's a chance that both guys come off the board within the first 3 picks of the draft. McNabb makes for a decent fallback option.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBdemoted to 3rd-string
Getting benched in favor of QB Rex Grossman is bad enough for QB Donovan McNabb. But just to rub some salt in the wound, HC Mike Shanahan has dropped him to 3rd on the depth chart behind journeyman QB John Beck. “John Beck has been exceptional in practice," Shanny said. "I want to see him in the No. 2 role." This is just becoming comical now. The 'Skins are sending a clear message to McNabb: you won't be back in Washington next season.
Donovan McNabb UNS -QBbenched for Rex Grossman
Redskins beat writer Kelli Johnson reports that QB Rex Grossman will get the starting nod over QB Donovan McNabb against the Cowboys Sunday. This one's a real head-scratcher. McNabb has been woefully inconsistent this season, but do the 'Skins really think Grossman gives them a better chance to win? The move is terrible news for Washington's skill-position players. You're better off avoiding the passing game altogether in fantasy. Meanwhile, the Cowboys defense is an elite play this week.
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