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McNabb's agent says QB, Eagles yet to talk about possible trade

As trade rumors continue to swirl around Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, his agent weighed in Friday with his thoughts.

Fletcher Smith told the Philadelphia Daily News that no trade appears imminent and McNabb hasn't had any conversations with the Eagles about which teams he would prefer to join in a trade.

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"If we get to that bridge, we'll have to cross it," Smith said.

Smith added that he didn't believe his client and Eagles coach Andy Reid had recently spoken.

A Friday report from Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia falls in line with Smith's assessment of the current situation. The report cites a league source who said no deal is expected to happen for at least three to four days, adding that Eagles president Joe Banner is in Florida while Reid is in Utah.

McNabb, who's entering the final year of his contract and holds the leverage of declining an extension, has insisted that he would like to stay with the Eagles, but he responded to the trade rumors by saying if the team moves him, they should "do it quickly."

Sources close to the situation told The Philadelphia Inquirer that McNabb prefers to land with the Minnesota Vikings if he were traded.

With Brett Favre's future still unknown in Minnesota, coach Brad Childress characterized the Vikings' interest in McNabb as "not as of right now."

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"I'm not going to tell you that we won't add another quarterback to our roster or another two quarterbacks to our roster depending on which quarterback shows up and which doesn't, or which couple or three show up and which don't," Childress told the Star Tribune. "That's all down-the-road stuff."

If McNabb is traded, the team that acquires him will have to part with a high draft pick. A person familiar with trade discussions involving McNabb told The Associated Press that the Eagles will only consider a deal for the six-time Pro Bowl quarterback if it includes a pick among the top 42 in next month's NFL draft.

After months of saying McNabb would return for another year, Reid acknowledged Wednesday that he was listening to offers for McNabb, Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick.

The Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills are considered to be the most interested in McNabb after the St. Louis Rams publicly denied interest Thursday. The Raiders appear to be the front-runners, and both they and the Bills own two picks in the top 42.

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It's unlikely any of those teams would give up a first-round pick for McNabb. The Rams have the first overall selection, the Raiders pick eighth and the Bills are ninth. In the second round, however, the Rams have the 33rd pick, Raiders the 39th and the Bills the 41st.

NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported Wednesday that several executives on other clubs pointed to the Raiders as being in heaviest pursuit, although two unnamed team executives told the Oakland Tribune on Thursday that they weren't aware of any calls to the Eagles about McNabb.

It's still possible the Eagles would accept a pick outside the top 42 if a team sweetened the offer with other picks and/or players.

McNabb is considered expendable because he's entering the final season of his contract and Kolb is considered the quarterback of the future. McNabb, 33, has led Philadelphia to five NFC championship games in 11 seasons, winning one NFC title.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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