Donovan McNabb QB MIN May 14 '12
Free agent Donovan McNabb told SportsCenter Monday that he's dropped "15 to 20 pounds" while training with QB guru George Whitfield this offseason.
McNabb and Whitfield have focused on on-the-beach training, working in the sand and water. McNabb's physical fitness was a major issue in Minnesota last season, and in Washington the year before. Attempting to make a comeback at age 35, McNabb acknowledged that his wishlist consists of 32 potential suitors. In other words, he is willing to play anywhere as his career fades.
Donovan McNabb QB MIN May 05 '12
Free agent Donovan McNabb says he has no plans to retire, and is hoping to sign with a team before training camp.
McNabb had previously said he was "undecided" about retirement. "I sort of have some unfinished business," McNabb said in a Friday radio interview. McNabb says he's been "training hard" with quarterback guru George Whitfield. McNabb hasn't taken a single visit this offseason, and can't hope for more than a No. 3 job at this stage of free agency.
Donovan McNabb QB MIN Apr 29 '12
Free agent Donovan McNabb said Sunday that he's undecided about retirement.
McNabb got no pre-draft free agency nibbles, and he's probably not going to get any after the draft, either, with rosters filling up. McNabb appeared Sunday at former teammate Brian Dawkins' retirement ceremony. It was his first visit to the Eagles' NovaCare facility since his trade to the Redskins in 2010.
Donovan McNabb QB MIN Mar 28 '12
Coach Andy Reid has not "entertained" the idea of free agent Donovan McNabb returning to the Eagles as a backup.
"I haven't gone there," said Reid. "I think it's tough for a guy that's been the guy for that long to come back." Translation: It's not going to happen. McNabb's agent recently said three teams were interested in his client, though he's not known to have made a visit yet. McNabb isn't going to land a starting job.
Donovan McNabb QB MIN Mar 13 '12
The player rep for Donovan McNabb was noncommittal when asked if the free agent might accept a backup job this season.
"We really haven't discussed that yet," the agent said. "Right now he's weighing all of his options." McNabb is "keeping his options open" and "hasn't closed the door on anything." We wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he's thrown his last NFL pass.
Donovan McNabb QB MIN Feb 26 '12
Free agent Donovan McNabb is "not seen as a starter by anyone I've spoken with," reports SI.com's Peter King.
Benched by three teams in three seasons, McNabb's best bet for finding work would be to embrace a backup/mentoring role. That's not going to happen, though, as McNabb emphasized this week that his top priority is "competing" for a starting job. Borderline delusional, McNabb has struggled with accuracy, mobility, arm strength, mechanics, commitment level, and conditioning over the past couple of years.
Donovan McNabb QB MIN Feb 01 '12
Free agent Donovan McNabb doesn't plan to retire this offseason.
"I see three teams in the NFL, right now, that I feel like I can add a little bit of flavor to," McNabb said. "I won't mention those teams. But, if the phone rings, there will be a lot of decisions to make on that." McNabb has not been amenable to backup jobs, and the 35-year-old drew no interest after the Vikings waived him on December 1. He'd have to accept a one-year, minimum deal.
Donovan McNabb QB MIN Dec 05 '11
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, "it does not appear" that the Bears are a fit for free agent Donovan McNabb.
CSN Chicago reported Monday morning that the Bears would be "in conversations" with McNabb, but Schefter has reported twice today that it's probably not going to be a match. ESPN's Trent Dilfer and Tim Hasselbeck both believe Bears OC Mike Martz's offensive "nomenclature" would be far too difficult for any quarterback to learn after being signed off the street.
Donovan McNabb QB MIN Dec 05 '11
The Bears will "be in conversations" Monday about bringing in Donovan McNabb, sources tell CSNChicago.com.
Caleb Hanie was that bad against the Chiefs Sunday, completing 11-of-24 passes for 133 yards while throwing no touchdowns and three interceptions. While the "conversations" don't mean negotiations or serious talks, the Bears are now going to change course and at least consider adding McNabb. He's free to talk to any team after passing through waivers unclaimed last week.