Vikings still showing interest in McNabbMinnesota Sports
-- The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly interested in Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb. The NFL Network is reporting that the one thing holding a possible trade with Washington up is restructuring the 34-year-old quarterback's contract.
EDEN PRAIRIE - The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly interested in Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb. The NFL Network is reporting that the one thing holding a possible trade with Washington up is restructuring the 34-year-old quarterback's contract.
The Vikings will report to camp in Mankato on Sunday and the first practice will be held on Monday.
With the loss of Matt Hasselbeck to free-agency, the Seattle Seahawks will look to a Viking to possibly start at quarterback this season. Tarvaris Jackson will sign a contract with the Seahawks on Friday night, the first day players are allowed to ink deals with new teams. The terms of the deal were not made available. Seattle also has agreed to terms with Matt Leinart, formerly of the Cardinals and Texans. The two newcomers will compete with Charlie Whitehurst for the starting job as the Seahawk's signal-caller.
Shortly after the NFL opened for business yesterday, many Minnesota-connected players got a chance to find a team to latch on with. Former University of Minnesota quarterback and all-time leading passer Adam Weber was the biggest name to ink a deal, signing with the Denver Broncos. Weber joins former Gopher wide receiver Eric Decker in Denver. Fullback Jon Hoese signed a deal with the defending champion Green Bay Packers. Former Minnesota-Duluth Bulldog Isaac Odim signed with the San Diego Chargers. Odim is the first player from Duluth to sign with an NFL team since linebacker Russ Rabe in 2005.
The Dallas Cowboys are expected to release running back Marion Barber III, a Wayzata native and former Golden Gopher star. An ESPN report indicates that team owner and general manager Jerry Jones met with several players including Barber and told them they would be cut. In addition to the popular Barber, Jones told receiver Roy Williams, offensive lineman Leonard Davis and kicker Kris Brown they would be let go, as well. The Cowboys start training camp today.