Eagles work out linebacker; Cooley on McNabb trade

In case you missed it, Donovan McNabb was the focus of an episode of "Homecoming with Rick Reilly" that aired last night on ESPN. The show was taped in May at McNabb's high school. Mount Carmel in Chicago.

Among the guests were Brian Dawkins, Chris Cooley, McNabb's family.

A few highlights:

* Asked whether he would have taken a backseat if the Eagles had asked him to in order to let Kevin Kolb play, McNabb said flatly, "No." Why? "I'm not a backup."

* His best moment with the Eagles? "Holding up that NFC Championship trophy, that confetti flying, feeling that we just got over the hump, being on the podium and holding the trophy, which leads to wanting to do that on the bigger stage and hopefully getting to win a Super Bowl."

* Cooley on his reaction when he heard about the trade after getting calls and text messages from friends: "This is one of the top 10 biggest bonehead trades in the history of the NFL."

* Cooley said he heard McNabb's initial interviews after the trade and the quarterback was saying his name incorrectly. That got a chuckle from McNabb. Cooley said he thought, "This guy doesn't even know my name."

* Cooley on McNabb's arrival: "It’s been great from the minute he got there. It’s been fantastic. You wouldn’t know he hasn’t been our teammate for the last 10 years. He’s stepped right in as a leader, as a friend ... "


The Eagles hosted a workout for linebacker David Veikune yesterday, according to Adam Caplan, of Foxsports.com.

Veikune, 6-2, 257, was a second-round pick (52nd overall) of the Cleveland Browns in 2009 and was cut last week. He played collegiaitely at Hawaii.

He appeared in 10 games last season, making him ineligible to be placed on the practice squad for any team. If he were to sign, he would have to be added to the 53-man roster. 

According to Caplan, teams were reluctant to put in a waiver claim for Veikune because he still had some guaranteed money left on his rookie deal.

The NFL Network is reporting that wide receiver David Clowney was in town for a workout as well, although by the end of yesterday, Clowney had re-signed with the Jets.


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The Eagles return to practice today. We will have a full report from the NovaCare Complex.