In an interesting turn of events, the MInnesota Vikings have decided to release veteran QB Donovan McNabb, who was traded to Minnesota shortly after the lockout ended in July. This means McNabb is subject to the waiver wire where every team -- from worst to best record -- will have a shot at claiming him (and his contract).
According to reports, McNabb requested his release from the team.
The Vikings, 2-9, could be making a cost-cutting move here. Any team claiming McNabb on the waiver wire will pick up the $1.5 million remaining on his contract. Sort of like the Kyle Orton scenario last week, we could see teams put a claim in on him. Two that come to mind are the Texans, who are down to rookie T.J. Yates, and the Bears, who lost Jay Cutler for what might be the entire season.
McNabb entered Minnesota as the starter but after a disappointing start to the season the team moved on to rookie Christian Ponder.