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McNabb linked to Redskins, more Sheldon

Bunch of odds and ends here on a Saturday ...

McNabb linked to Redskins, more Sheldon

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been at the center of  recent trade rumors.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been at the center of recent trade rumors. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bunch of odds and ends here on a Saturday ...

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Been a few days since we have heard a McNabb rumor. This one comes from Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, who somewhat offhandedly mentions on Twitter: "Here's a new one. Actually heard Skins made inquiry."

"To clarify, there was more than just mild interest from Skins for McNabb. Heard they even talked players."

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Glazer later replies "absolutely" when asked whether McNabb has played his last game with the Eagles.

"Team is trying to trade him someplace he'll be happy. Have offers but andy is trying to do him right."

Glazer has said the Eagles have offers from Oakland and Buffalo -- as has been reported -- but Reid does not want to send McNabb to an NFL wasteland.

Of course, one thing to keep in mind is that if something was happening with Washington, Glazer would have a story on the Fox Sports Web site rather than just a stream of Tweets.

Beyond that, even Glazer concedes that it would be very unlikely that the Eagles would send McNabb to Washington and have to face him twice a year.

According to Jason Reid, of the Washington Post, if the Redskins did express interest, it probably happened much earlier in the process, citing a person with knowledge of the situation. The Redskins had no comment.

The source added that most teams have probably spoken with the Eagles since last February. The Redskins are expected to select a quarterback in the draft, likely the first round.

Writes Reid: But even if the Eagles were willing to trade McNabb within the division, I'm not sure McNabb is the type of quarterback Shanahan would prefer as he begins the task of trying to restore the Redskins to prominence. And from what we're hearing at Redskins Park these days, Shanahan's vote is the only one that really counts.

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With Brian Westbrook and Sheldon Brown leaving, the Eagles have said goodbye to everyone involved in the best draft class of Andy Reid's tenure.

In 2002, the Birds nabbed corner Lito Sheppard, Brown, strong safety Mike Lewis and Westbrook in the first three rounds. All of them went to the Pro Bowl at least once except Brown, who actually was offered a berth this past season as an injury replacement but declined.

The draft class of 2006 is probably next when ranking Reid drafts, at least right now. It has not produced Pro Bowlers, but it has given the Eagles six players who have started a lot of games: Mike Patterson, Winston Justice, Chris Gocong, Max Jean-Gilles, Jason Avant and Omar Gaither.  

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The Browns still have not announced the trade and only confirmed the terms of the trade pending physicals. Once the players pass those physicals, the Browns will make a formal announcement.

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With 10 picks, expect the Eagles to do plenty of shuffling to move up or down during the draft. The Eagles have picked 10 players before, most recently in 2008 and in 2004 (four of those picks were compensatory).

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Via Twitter, ESPN's Chris Mortensen said he "sorta favors" the Eagles in their trade with Cleveland yesterday. "A. Hall nice pickup 4 PE; S. Brown can't run," Mort tweeted. "4th & 5th rd picks, as Eagles got along w/ Alex Hall, are nothing to sneeze at, especially in this draft. Also allows 'em to make move up."

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We usually leave the visits by potential draft picks to Moving the Chains, but thought we would pass along that University of Miami outside linebacker Eric Moncour will visit the Eagles and Cardinals, according to the National Football Post. 

Moncour was not invited to the scouting combine and battled injuries during his college career.

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