Found December 02, 2011 on
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When the Broncos released Kyle Orton, the Cowboys put in a waiver claim for his services.
The claim was unsuccessful, but the reasoning behind it made a lot of sense. Jon Kitna is ailing and the team needs to have an option behind Tony Romo should something unfortunate happen to their starting quarterback. Orton has been a starter this season and he wasn't awful before the Broncos gave in to the hordes calling for Tim Tebow.
Now the Vikings have ended their brief relationship with Donovan McNabb and he's available to anyone that wants to claim him off of waivers. Since the Cowboys made a play for Orton, it's reasonable to ask if they will go after McNabb to offer some insurance behind Romo.
They might, but they shouldn't. Orton and McNabb are completely different cases. Orton has played in offenses similar to the one the Cowboys run while McNabb has never been successful in anything other than a West Coast scheme. Orton played well last year and had some decent mo...
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Donovan McNabb was not at practice for the Minnesota Vikings during the portion that is open to the media on Thursday amid reports that the veteran quarterback has been waived.
McNabb was seen in the locker room earlier in the day, but did not accompany the team to practice in preparation for Sunday's home game against Denver. A team spokesman declined to comment on the absence...
Since the Vikings cut quarterback Donovan McNabb on a Thursday, they owe him a paycheck for Week 13. Since no team claimed McNabb on waivers, the Vikings possibly owe McNabb four more paychecks. Under the labor deal, a player with four or more seasons of service is entitled once in his career to receive termination…
The Chicago Bears took a pass on Donovan McNabb and so did 30 other clubs as he passed through the NFL’s waiver process without being claimed Friday afternoon.
Having been displaced as the starter in Minnesota, Donovan McNabb has asked for, and will be granted, his released by the Vikings, according to reports Thursday.
The NFL has a problem with its trading deadline. It occurs too early in the season.
If you'd care to see a poster child for this dilemma, look no further than Kyle Orton.
It's not that Orton has done anything controversial or really, anything at all to put himself in this odd spotlight.
Just about a month ago, he was a struggling starting quarterback in Denver. But then...
As of today, the Donovan McNabb era in Minnesota has ended. Not that it lasted very long. The last couple of seasons have been rough on the Chicago born NFL veteran. It all started with a curious trade of McNabb to the division rival Redskins from the Eagles where he had played his entire career. [...]
Is it time for embattled QB Donovan McNabb to come home? The Chicago product from Mt. Carmel high school has always drawn an excessive amount of criticism, and in my opinion not always deservedly so. He has over a 60% career completion rate and he doesn’t traditionally throw a lot of interceptions.
And only four current NFL Hall-of-Famers have a passer rating higher than McNabb’s...
Donovan McNabb's time in Minnesota is over.
Donovan McNabb passed through the NFL’s waiver process without the Bears or any other team putting in a claim, ESPN reported. That means the Chicago native could sign with any team that is interested. Meanwhile, the Vikings claimed quarterback Sage Rosenfels off waivers from the Miami Dolphins to...
The Bears on Friday signed wide receiver Earl Bennett to a four-year contract extension through 2015, they chose not to claim quarterback Donovan McNabb off waivers, and Jay Cutler is lending his support to backup quarterback Caleb Hanie.
Bears will not claim Donovan McNabb
Fri Dec 2 17:14:00 2011
Lovie Smith made it clear after practice Friday that the Bears were not going to...
The Monday night game provided perhaps the most exciting finish to a FanDuel week so far. With so many players having ridiculous performances many finishes were tight to the wire and seemingly insurmountable deficits were easily erased at the hands of guys named Cruz, Brees, and Graham. This probably left quite a few of you getting your face stomped in (too soon?) We’re closing...