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Donovan McNabb to St. Louis???

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  1. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/McNabb_to_the_Rams_on_the_table.html

     
  2. Johnny Lightning

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    Conflicting reports emerge regarding McNabb to Rams

    Posted by Mike Florio on March 24, 2010 5:13 PM ET

    So we posted a little while ago an item generally addressing the possibility that the Eagles will trade Donovan McNabb, and we mentioned persistent rumors that McNabb could be sent to the Rams for the first pick in the second round of the 2010 draft.

    And we pointed out that it appears that the rumors are just that -- rumors -- and that this probably means a deal gets done by the weekend.

    Now, there's a report from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Eagles "have an offer on the table" from the Rams for the No. 33 selection in the draft, in exchange for McNabb. McLane writes that McNabb would be willing to go to St. Louis with a contract extension, and that a trade could happen quickly

    Meanwhile, a Rams source contends that there is "zero truth" to the reported interest in McNabb. Per the source, "all focus" is on the available college quarterbacks.
     
  3. CoronaDoug

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    Too bad they don't have any receivers. TO to St Louis? :icon_shrug:
     
  4. Johnny Lightning

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    Atogwe in reported McNabb offer too

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 24, 2010 6:00 PM ET


    The Rams' reported offer for Donovan McNabb includes a rather-nice addition to the team's No. 33 overall pick.

    Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Rams have offered the first pick of the second round and safety O.J. Atogwe, who is currently an unsigned restricted free agent.

    McNabb is reportedly open to joining the Rams, but not heading to Buffalo or Oakland.

    Then again, the whole thing could be nothing more than posturing.

    A Rams source told PFT's Mike Florio that there is "zero truth" to the team's reported interest in McNabb.

    So someone is lying. Either McLane's sources are trying to scare up a trade market for McNabb or the Rams source is trying to buy time and keep other teams away.

    We'll find out who is telling the truth soon enough.
     
  5. Johnny Lightning

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    Arizona Oakland and Buffalo have inquired about trading for McNabb...
     
  6. Johnny Lightning

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    Multitude of QB-needy teams could make move with Eagles

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- With as much desperation as there is throughout the NFL for quarterback upgrades, it stands to reason that the one team in the league with an apparent glut of starting-caliber talent at the position would be fielding its share of trade inquiries.
    That appears to be the case with the Philadelphia Eagles.
    Coach Andy Reid acknowledged during the NFC coaches breakfast with the media Wednesday at the NFL Annual Meeting that teams have approached the Eagles about potential deals involving all three of their quarterbacks: Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick. Beyond the willingness to evaluate the interest, there isn't any clear sense from Reid on what, if any, moves could be on the horizon.
    "We'll go back and look through those and think through them a little bit, away from this situation here," Reid said. "There's (no offer) right now that I'd jump up and down about. But there has been some interest."
    There has been quite a bit of buzz at the meeting that McNabb could end up elsewhere in the not-too-distant future. At least two teams have shown enough seriousness in acquiring him to get the Eagles' attention, and Philadelphia's preference for the 2010 season is to go with Kolb, who was drafted to be McNabb's successor. The sentiment of at least one league source is that the Eagles might have already waited too long to make a trade that would bring them the first-round compensation they are known to be seeking, and if they wait any longer they could wind up getting considerably less.
    As it is, the Eagles might have to settle for something less than a first-rounder.
    The identity of the two clubs specifically interested in McNabb remains a mystery, although the St. Louis Rams are apparently not one of them, due to the fact most league observers expect them to use the draft's top overall pick on Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford.
    Two teams with seemingly the most burning quarterback needs are the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. The Bills don't seem to have a viable option among Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick or Brian Brohm. They own the ninth overall pick of the draft, which conceivably gives them a shot at the only other quarterback viewed worthy of first-round consideration, Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen. But he might not be there. Entering the final year of his contrct, McNabb also would seek a substantial pay increase with an extension, and that potentially could be too expensive for the Bills.
    The Redskins seem like the longest shot to land McNabb because the Eagles aren't likely to send such help to an NFC East opponent. Washington also has a high enough draft choice (fourth overall) to grab the presumptive second-best quarterback available, Clausen.
    The Arizona Cardinals also look like a possibility, even though they seem intent on entering the season with Matt Leinart as the replacement for the retired Kurt Warner and recently signed Derek Anderson as his backup. McNabb resides in Arizona in the offseason and would seemingly embrace the idea of joining a club with plenty of weapons in the passing game.
    The Minnesota Vikings would bear watching only if Brett Favre decided, once and for all, to retire. Vikings coach Brad Childress was McNabb's position coach in Philadelphia, and has an offensive scheme with which McNabb is already familiar.
    But would the Eagles want to ship him to another NFC team?
    The Cleveland Browns aren't necessarily out of the quarterback market after signing Jake Delhomme, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, and acquiring Seneca Wallace from the Seattle Seahawks in a trade. Tom Heckert left the Eagles to become the Browns' general manager and new Browns president Mike Holmgren also has strong ties with Reid, who was an assistant on his coaching staff in Green Bay.
    But with Holmgren reshaping the Browns for the long haul, it probably makes more sense for them to go with Delhomme as their starter for a season and then turn the job over to someone they draft this year or in 2011.
    It seems a virtual certainty that the Eagles will part ways with Vick, who wants to become a starter after returning from a prison stretch as a one-year backup in Philly. Whether another team would see Vick in that light is highly debatable, but he figures to wind up somewhere initially as a backup who could at least have the chance to compete for a No. 1 spot.
    "We're just kind of gathering everything (on quarterback trade proposals) all up and we're going to take it back to Philadelphia -- (team president) Joe (Banner), (new GM) Howie (Roseman) and myself," Reid said. "And then we'll see what happens."
     
  7. Johnny Lightning

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    Devaney says McNabb trade rumors are "false" and "ridiculous"

    Posted by Mike Florio on March 24, 2010 7:29 PM ET


    Earlier in the day, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Eagles "have an offer on the table" from the Rams for quarterback Donovan McNabb, and that a trade could happen quickly.

    We heard from a Rams source that there is "zero truth" to the report.

    As Rosenthal pointed out, someone was full of something that often gets confused with shinola.

    For a change, we win.

    Per Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Rams G.M. Billy Devaney says that report of a trade is "[a]bsolutely false" and "utterly ridiculous."

    Howard Eskin of WIP echoes that report, citing an unnamed high-ranking Rams official who said that the Rams have never even spoken to the Eagles about McNabb.

    So, please, citizens of Philadelphia. Return to your homes and go about your business. There is nothing to see here.
     
  8. BOLTS4LIFE

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    I was watching NFL network yesterday and they seemed to show A LOT of Vick coverage (with the Eagles) during commercials.

    So I guess the media is ready to start kissing his a** again. If McNabb is traded and Vick is their starter, they're going to have to get a room.
     
  9. Johnny Lightning

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    Report: Raiders in heavy pursuit of McNabb

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    By Bill Williamson


    NFL.com is reporting the Oakland Raiders are the team in the greatest pursuit of Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb.

    This story has heated up in the last two days. It's clear we all need to keep our eyes on this as it develops.

    Give credit to Oakland for recognizing it needs to improve its quarterback crew. I don’t necessarily think McNabb, 33, is the right answer for many reasons. But if he comes very cheaply and if he becomes open to the idea of playing in Oakland, this pairing could be intriguing.

    We’ll have plenty more to say about this potential pairing if it continues to develop.
     
  10. Johnny Lightning

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    McNabb's top trade choice: Minnesota

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 26, 2010 9:47 AM ET


    Donovan McNabb has plenty of say about where he will play in 2010 because of his contract, but his top choice as a trade destination looks like a non-starter.

    Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that McNabb's preference would be to be traded to Minnesota if he can't remain an Eagle. A certain number four, however, has first dibs before number five. And we wonder if the Eagles would really want to help another NFC contender anyhow.

    This news puts an interesting spin on Brett Favre's annual retirement dance. If he shocked everyone and decided not to quit, the Vikings could have another win-now option in their back pocket.

    We just doubt the Eagles can wait that long to make a decision about their quarterback situation.

    The same Inquirer report indicates McNabb has reservations about playing for a losing team and that talks with the Rams "lost momentum" for the time being.

    The McNabb speculation, on the other hand, shows no signs of slowing down. It's like the Jay Cutler story from last year, yet somehow less annoying.
     
  11. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    49ers might snag mcnabb too apparently. They would be hard to stop if they snag mcnab and then pickup a better line or CJ spiller.

     
  12. Buck Melanoma

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    McNabb & Spiller? :icon_eek:

    Look out, NFCW. :yes:
     
  13. Sydalish

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    :lol: that's only b/c McNabb is slightly less whiney/*****y than Cutler.
     
  14. NORV4LIFE

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    Yeh at least when we play them if they have CJ spiller cromartie won't be around to give hime 10 free yards at the end of every run.
     
  15. Johnny Lightning

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    Clearing the air on the McNabb trade frenzy

    Posted by Mike Florio on March 27, 2010 11:24 AM ET


    Over the past few days, we've been sharing and reacting to the many reports regarding the status of Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, a process that was sparked when coach Andy Reid said on Tuesday that other teams are "entertaining us with offers" regarding McNabb. Several of the reports from others in the media are a bit inconsistent, to say the least.

    Our only original reporting in this regard focused on the fact that a Rams source privately said there was "no truth" to the report of an imminent trade for McNabb, several hours before G.M. Billy Devaney went on the record with Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and said that the report was in fact "utterly ridiculous" and "absolutely false." (We also posted an uncorrborated tip that the Raiders were considering an offer of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha for McNabb and cornerback Asante Samuel; the tip was partially corroborated by Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com.)

    Now, we've got some more.

    Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Eagles are receiving offers from teams that have not been identified publicly at the request of the teams making the offers. This is happening for two reasons: (1) some of the teams have incumbent starting quarterbacks who would be confused, to say the least, if they learned that McNabb could be joining the club; and (2) none of the teams want fans or the media to know that they are courting McNabb, in the event that they fail to land him.

    This doesn't explain the fact that the Bills, Rams, and Raiders have been named as potential trade partners. According to the source, however, the Eagles have disclosed to no one the names of the teams with whom they are or aren't talking.

    We initially believed that Jeff McLane's erroneous report that McNabb could be a Ram by the end of the week was the Eagles themselves, who were floating a phony rumor in the hopes of sending a "speak now or forever hold your piece/peace" vibe to other interested teams. Based on our source, McLane apparently had a different source.

    It's possible that McLane's source was McNabb himself, or agent Fletcher Smith. (McLane's subsequent report that McNabb prefers playing for the Vikings suggests he has a pipeline into the McNabb camp.) This approach by McNabb would allow him to push the issue to a head without pulling a Jay Cutler and openly demanding a trade.

    The McLane report isn't the only nugget that might not reflect reality. ESPN's Sal Paolantonio says that no one is willing to offer more than a third-round pick. But as our source pointed out, "Has he talked to every team and have they told him their offer?"

    ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that McNabb told coach Andy Reid that he preferred staying put to joining the Bills or the Raiders, and McNabb's agent thereafter said that McNabb has said nothing to the team. Though it's possible that the agent is speaking with a sporked tongue, the discrepancy has largely been ignored.

    Finally, the Associated Press reported that the Eagles want the 42nd pick or higher in the 2010 draft. (And, of course, the AP report was taken as gospel truth because the AP has never been wrong.) Said the source, "Does anyone really believe the Eagles would pick such a random number and draw a line in the sand?" We're told that something higher than this reported threshold already has been offered. The source believes that the "42 or higher" requirement was leaked by one or more other teams in order to frame the value -- and possibly to create local pressure on the Eagles, many of whose fans generally are anxious, to say the least, to see McNabb get run out of town.

    As we understand it, the Eagles have received a variety of offers, with draft picks only and players only and players and picks. We're told that the Eagles have never placed an asking price on McNabb. Instead, they're doing exactly what we reported in early March that they'd do -- sitting back and waiting for the offers to come and evaluating them at the appropriate time.

    As we also understand it, the Eagles soon will review the proposals and decide whether to pursue any of them.

    Though we'll continue to post reports from other folks who follow the NFL for a living, it's important to keep this broader context in mind. We'll try to do so; we encourage you to do the same.
     
  16. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    IF Mcnabb goes to Oakland he wouldn't have more than 1 year contract... How funny would it be if he opted not to resign the contract after next year and the raiders got screwed! The raiders said they are willing to do it anyway...
     

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