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|McNabb Headed to Washington
|PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There's been a blockbuster trade in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles have traded Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins for a pair of draft picks.
The Eagles will receive a second-round pick (37th overall) in this month's NFL draft and either a third- or fourth-round pick next year.
Eagles coach Andy Reid called it a "very tough decision" to trade McNabb. He said McNabb "carried this organization to new heights and set a high standard of excellence both on and off the field," in Philadelphia, but that it was time to move on.
McNabb is a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback. He led the Eagles to five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl in 11 seasons in Philadelphia. His failure to lead the team to its first NFL championship since 1960 plus the emergence of Kevin Kolb made him expendable.
Kolb, who has started two games in three seasons, becomes the starter. Michael Vick is the Eagles backup QB.
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