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Tuesday, April 11, 2006
McNabb Frustrated By Front-Office Inaction?
Everything in the Eagles fishbowl gets magnified beyond reason. The latest example is how profootballtalk.com jumped on a Donovan McNabb quote and bounced all the way to Brett Favre-Duante Culpepper Panic City. The remark, from a lengthy article in the Delco Times that also details the QB's rehabbing and owner Jeff Lurie's pushing for QB-protection rules, reads: "Well, I mean, it’s somewhat frustrating at times when you’re seeing other players that possibly could help you out joining other teams -- especially in your division." OK, he might be alluding to a wish the Birds had signed back-of-all-trades Antwaan Randle El, who signed with Washington. But to speculate on deep-seated dissatisfaction that could lead to a departure, well, that's pretty premature. Especially since McNabb, ever the diplomat, goes on to say: "But we have our nucleus here. We have our guys that we know that can go out on the field and make plays for us. I’m sure the draft is going to help us in so many ways, so we just have to take full advantage of it." One might even say it's refreshing to hear the so-called company man give the bosses a tweak. FYI, profootball talk also reports what remains on Donovan's deal, which pays less than T.O.'s this year and next: "McNabb is signed through 2013, with salaries that jump to $5.5 million in 2006, $6.3 million in 2008, $9.2 million in 2009, and $10 million in 2010. In the final year of his contract, McNabb is scheduled to make $16.21 million. "