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Donovan McNabb Will Be Released By The Vikings

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As if this week of all quarterback talk couldn't get more interesting, the Minnesota Vikings plan to release QB Donovan McNabb today. ESPN (and others) report McNabb requested his release and the Vikings will grant it today.

No, I wouldn't think the Kansas City Chiefs would be in on this but their next opponent could. The Chicago Bears, who host the Chiefs on Sunday, were one of the teams to put a claim in on Kyle Orton. Couple that with Jay Cutler potentially being out for the year and the Bears seem like a team that could reasonably considered to put in a claim.

Oh, and Chicago is McNabb's hometown. Already reporters are indicating McNabb would (obviously) like to play there. So this week may get more interesting.

Other teams that could pop up are the Houston Texans, who are down to their third quarterback after season-ending injuries to Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart. The Dallas Cowboys were among the team who issued a claim on Orton so you have to wonder if they'd be interested in McNabb.

The cost of all this would be about $1.5 million to claim him.

Think Chicago has any interest in McNabb?