Out At Redskins Park: A New QB!

Out at Redskins Park the franchise has shown, yet again, they mean business for the upcoming 2010 NFL season.

The team continues to add - what the top brass in Ashburn hope is - leverage to last year's broken formula, by signing former Philadelphia Eagle, Donovan McNabb to the roster - as quarterback.

I say, as quarterback. (Exit Jason Campbell?)

The Skins get McNabb in exchange for their second round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and a draft choice in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Donovan McNabb. A Philadelphia Eagle No More.

Just last year, during Redskins' training camp we saw signs like this one where fans were pulling to bring Michael Vick to Washington before the Eagles caught him. "We want Vick" the sign said.

The Redskins said then they were "not entertaining the idea."

Last month I asked coach Shanahan the same question, amid all the yet continued talk and speculation around bringing Vick to DC. "He's under contract", Shanahan told me.

But McNabb isn't.

And hence we now have at least one-half of the Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks. We have the five-time NFC Championship leader, six-time Pro Bowler, with 25,000 passing yards and 3,000 rushing yards (ranking among Randall Cunningham, Steve Young, Fran Tarkenton, Steve McNair and John Elway) at the helm of the Washington Redskins franchise as QB.

"Donovan is an accomplished quarterback who has been a proven winner in the National Football League,” Redskins Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan said. “I have long admired his competitiveness and feel he will be an outstanding addition to the Redskins and our community. He knows our division and the roadmap to success in the NFC East. He will set a high standard of excellence and we are very excited to welcome Donovan to the Washington Redskins."

Welcome to Washington, Mr. McNabb. Your NFC East rival team (and Philly fans in the DMV) are glad to have ya.

McNabb is expected to be introduced tomorrow at noon at Redskins Park.

It will be interesting to see if this former Eagle can fly in Washington.

Philly's Reid On The Trade

More Signing Out At Redskins Park.
Skins sign Willie Parker.

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed running back Willie Parker. In six NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2004-09), Parker has played in 79 games with 60 starts while accumulating 5,378 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns on 1,253 carries (4.3 avg.) and 84 receptions for 697 yards (8.3 avg.) and five touchdowns.

Parker, 29, has appeared in two Pro Bowls (2007 and 2008), and ranks 10th among all running backs in rushing yards (5,378) since entering the league in 2004. The 5-10, 209-pound, Parker has totaled 26 100-yard games, including a career-best 223-yard performance vs. Cleveland (12/7/06).