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Andy Reid: I'd recommend Donovan McNabb to teams

  • By Brian McIntyre NFL.com
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During a Monday appearance on NFL Network's "Total Access," Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he would recommend free agent Donovan McNabb to another head coach looking for a veteran quarterback.

"I tell them to take him," Reid said. "I still think he can play. I think the world of him, and we had some great years together here. I'm always wishing him the best and a fan of his. I got a chance to see him at Brian Dawkins' retirement (ceremony). He looks good. He looks physically good. He looks like he could go out and play tomorrow. I would highly recommend (him)."

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After six Pro Bowls in 11 seasons with the Eagles, McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins for a pair of draft picks in 2010. McNabb had a tumultuous season in Washington, starting 13 games and signing a $78 million contract extension, but also tossing a career-high 15 interceptions and spending the final three weeks of the season as the No. 3 quarterback behind Rex Grossman and John Beck. Traded to the Minnesota Vikings last July, McNabb's reign as the starter lasted six weeks before then-coach Brad Childress replaced McNabb with 2011 first-round pick Christian Ponder.

McNabb asked for and was granted his release in December, but he remains a free agent. On Monday morning, the 35-year-old quarterback appeared on ESPN's "SportsCenter" to discuss his recent weight loss and search for an opportunity in the NFL.

"I'm in great shape, dropped 15-20 pounds," McNabb said, via USA Today. "But again, it's not really about that. Because for me, people may have seen how strong I looked, and they kind of (assumed I was) maybe out of shape or whatever. But now that I'm lighter, people all of a sudden (are saying), 'Well, he's in shape.' I've been in shape."

The full interview with Reid will air on NFL Network's "Total Access" on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

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