McNabb gets standing O

Donovan McNabb received a standing ovation from the majority of fans at Lincoln Financial Field upon the former Eagles quarterback's return to the stadium he once called home.

If there were any boos they were overwhelmingly drowned out by cheers. McNabb, the last Redskins offensive starter to be introduced, waved to the crowd as the applause went on for about 30 seconds.


The Redskins will have their offensive starters introduced individually, according to a team spokesman, and Donovan McNabb will thus get his moment in the spotlight.

There was some question as to whether the Redskins, prior to Sunday's game against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, would have their offense introduced or simply have the team run out onto the field as one.

But McNabb, upon his highly-anticipated return to the Linc, will be the last Washington offensive starter to be introduced.

McNabb came out onto the field around 2 p.m., a little more than two hours before kickoff. He warmed up by tossing to Redskins receivers. He took a moment to shake hands with Eagles punter Sav Rocca. Most of the Eagles had yet to take the field for warm ups.

When McNabb finally trotted out onto the field for a second time there were a few thousands fans in the stands. The reaction appeared to be favorably. The quarterback shook hands and hugged a few former teammates. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson jogged over to McNabb and gave him a warm embrace, as did receiver Jeremy Maclin and kicker David Akers.

The Eagles, meanwhile, listed their inactive players for today's game. They are: running back Joique Bell, cornerback Trevard Lindley, defensive ends Antwan Barnes, defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, linebacker Keenan Clayton, tackle Austin Howard, tight end Clay Harbor and quarterback Mike Kafka will be the third quarterback.

Linebacker Omar Gaither, a week after being inactive for the first time in his career, will dress.

The only question that remains is whether the former Eagle hears more cheers or more boos when he emerges from the visitors' tunnel.

Stay tuned.