This isn’t terribly surprising. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Minnesota Vikings will release QB Donovan McNabb today. He’ll be subject to the waiver process with $1.5 million left on his contract this year.
“Filed to ESPN: Vikings plan to release Donovan McNabb today, according to a league source,” Schefter tweets.
The move isn’t surprising and is similar to the Denver Broncos cutting Kyle Orton. They aren’t going back to Donovan at any point this year unless Christian Ponder gets hurt. Even then, what would they be winning? They are a terrible football team.
Leslie Frazier may be doing his buddy Donovan a favor by allowing him to link up with a team that could actually use him and actually has a chance to win something. We’re looking at the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans here.
We’d have to think that one of those two teams will put a claim in for him. Don’t rule out the Dallas Cowboys, however. They put a claim in on Orton last week because Kitna is dealing with a bad back.