McNabb falls further from grace

Former Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb had less than a day to spark interest from one of the 31 other NFL teams after being waived Thursday. He didn't. McNabb was not claimed on waivers and will become an unrestricted free agent.
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Former Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb had less than a day to spark interest from one of the 31 other NFL teams after being waived Thursday. He didn't. McNabb was not claimed on waivers and will become an unrestricted free agent.

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