ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Minnesota Vikings will be releasing QB Donovan McNabb later today. McNabb will have to go through waivers before he can sign with a team of his choosing and that doesn’t appear to be likely considering that there are a few teams in need of a quarterback.
Right now the Bears, Texans and Colts are all starting backup quarterbacks and could have interest in McNabb. The Bears are his hometown team so there’s a connection there but Mike Martz‘s system may not fit McNabb’s strength. The Colts are starting Dan Orlovsky and have come under criticism for not doing more to stop their winning streak so they would seem like an option. Houston just signed Jake Delhomme and plan on starting T.J. Yates for the remainder of the season so they may not have interest but remain a possibility.
NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora reports that whoever claimes McNabb will have to pay his remaining salary which consists of $1.5 million.