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McNabb to retire as an Eagle

Andy Reid will be returning to Philadelphia on September 19 when his Kansas City Chiefs face the Eagles in a nationally-televised Thursday night game.

McNabb to retire as an Eagle

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. (Matt Slocum/AP file photo)
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. (Matt Slocum/AP file photo)

Andy Reid will be returning to Philadelphia on September 19 when his Kansas City Chiefs face the Eagles in a nationally-televised Thursday night game.

Another prominent former member of the organization will be in the house that night as well.

Donovan McNabb.

McNabb confirmed Monday on his radio show on NBC Sports Radio that he will be retiring as an Eagle in September. He said the team has suggested doing it on the 19th when Reid, the man who selected him with the second overall pick in the 1999 draft, will be there.

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The Eagles have not yet made an official announcement, and did not return a message asking for a comment.

Over the last two years, several other former players have retired as Eagles, including safety Brian Dawkins, running back Brian Westbrook and offensive tackle Tra Thomas. All of them, like McNabb, finished their careers elsewhere.

McNabb spent 11 seasons with the Eagles, compiling a 92-49-1 record as a starter. He led the team to six division titles, five NFC Championship Game appearances and one Super Bowl.

He holds every significant club passing record, including most passing yards (32,873), touchdown passes (216), completions (2801) and attempts (4746).

McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins on Easter Sunday 2010. He spent one season with the Redskins, then was traded to the Minnesota Vikings, where he started six games in 2011 before getting benched.

He did not play last year. He has been working for the NFL Network and also co-hosts a daily 3-to-7 radio show with former quarterback Mark Malone on NBC Sports Radio.

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