Brian Mitchel of Comcast sport net is Tweeting the the McNabb to Vikings deal is final. They are just working out some very small details but McNabb is expected to be in Minnesota for camp. More details to be published as released.
“Congrats to #McNabb. Final issues being worked out, but deal is a go. Do your thing in Minnesota.“
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reports that the Redskins’ trade of Donovan McNabb to the Vikings in exchange for a 2012 sixth-round pick and conditional sixth-rounder in 2013 is complete.
The (roughly) 14-hour holdup was contract parameters; McNabb needed to rework his deal and get rid of the $10 million option bonus the Redskins owed him per last November’s phony extension. McNabb figures to open camp as the favorite to start for the Vikings, but the team won’t wait around if the 34-year-old struggles early. Minnesota’s scouting department determined before the draft that Christian Ponder was NFL-ready. It’s probably a safe bet that both will start games this year, be it due to ineffectiveness or injury behind an aging offensive line that struggles in pass protection.