Weaver wants McNabb to return

Leonard Weaver wants Donovan McNabb to stay in Philadelphia. (Michael S. Wirtz/Staff file photo)

Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver has become among the first players to publicly weigh in on the McNabb trade situation.

Weaver was interviewed by Ross Tucker on Sirius Radio this afternoon. Tucker sent out a few tweets with Weaver's comments.

"I'm surprised," Weaver said. "Let the man go ahead and play the last year of his contract out ...

"Not a knock on Kolb, but I would love for Donovan to come back for another year so we can try to win it all."

From earlier:

It is hard to know what to believe these days with the Donovan McNabb trade rumors, but here is an interesting sidelight that does not exactly involve McNabb, but does involve one of the teams reported to be in hot pursuit.

Michael Lombardi reports in his Sunday column for the National Football Post that the Oakland Raiders are discussing the availability of quarterback Sage Rosenfels with the Minnesota Vikings. Lombardi writes that the Vikings would only trade Rosenfels if they knew for sure that Brett Favre is returning.

Of course, the Vikings have not really given Favre a timetable and say they have no idea what he will do. Most league observers think he will return.

Rosenfels was acquired from Houston before last season and had a chance to compete with Tavaris Jackson for the starting job until Favre came to Minnesota. Rosenfels was the third quarterback the entire season.

By the way, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that there have been no indications of talks between the Eagles and Vikings about McNabb.

And the Oakland Tribune has maintained no one in the Raiders organization has said there have been talks with the Eagles. Other reports say there have been.

Could the Raiders be interested in Rosenfels as a backup plan in case they can't land McNabb? Rosenfels would certainly be a much cheaper -- and much, much less accomplished -- alternative. Could acquiring Rosenfels be another QB to battle for the starting job and provide some insurance should JaMarcus Russell continue to struggle, but also represent Oakland's intention not to give up on him completely yet? Obviously, the Raiders would not be getting McNabb to be Russell's -- or Bruce Gradkowski's -- backup.

And the drama continues ...