Report: Vikings will waive Donovan McNabb

Donovan McNabb is now leaving his third team in less than three years.

The Minnesota Vikings will place him on waivers, news first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and like the Denver Broncos did with Kyle Orton the week before, they will hope someone claims the veteran quarterback.

McNabb’s run with the Vikings effectively ended Oct. 16 at Chicago. The Vikings lost 39-10 and rookie first-round draft pick Christian Ponder replaced him the following week.

The 35-year-old McNabb made six starts and completed 60.3 percent of his passes but the offense never ran smoothly and Ponder clearly was the future for the franchise. Joe Webb becomes the backup quarterback and the Vikings will likely look to add another passer.

Where McNabb goes remains to be seen. The Bears and Cowboys both made unsuccessful waiver claims for Orton. He’s a better quarterback at this point than McNabb. The Bears added Josh McCown, who knows Mike Martz’s offense. McNabb has been in a West Coast system his entire career. It seems unlikely the Bears will bring the Chicago native home.

The Houston Texans have quarterback issues. They signed Jake Delhomme this week.

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