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Report: Vikings one of teams looking into McNabb as next QB

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From the moment it became clear the marriage between Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins wouldn't last, the Minnesota Vikings were mentioned as a natural landing spot for the six-time Pro Bowl quarterback.

That talk isn't going away.

The Vikings are one of the teams interested in acquiring McNabb, The Washington Post reported Monday, citing two people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Redskins have tipped their hand regarding their future intentions at quarterback, which means the team unlikely will receive a lucrative trade offer for McNabb, a league source said.

Regardless of interest, no deal can be made until there is a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and its players.

Washington is expected to release McNabb, and Rex Grossman, who started in the final three games, will be a free agent. It's possible the team will bring one of them back and or sign another veteran. It's believed that McNabb would be willing to give back the $3.5 signing bonus he received last fall in exchange for his release, according to The Post.

The Vikings are likely looking for a quarterback after Brett Favre filed his retirement papers and Tarvaris Jackson struggled. The team currently lists Joe Webb, Rhett Bomar and Patrick Ramsey at quarterback.

McNabb struggled in his first season in Washington after a successful 11-year run with the Philadelphia Eagles. In 13 starts, the 34-year-old threw 14 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions while posting his lowest passer rating (77.1) since 1999, his rookie season.

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