Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Minnesota Vikings released quarterback Donovan McNabb on Thursday afternoon, giving the veteran a chance to sign with another team for the rest of this season.
McNabb, who reportedly had been taking third team reps in practice, requested his release from the Vikings and was granted that after a conversation with head coach Leslie Frazier.
Any NFL team can now put in a waiver claim for McNabb until 24 hours after his release, at which point he would become an unrestricted free agent.
The veteran started the first six games for Minnesota this season, going for 1,026 passing yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions while leading the Vikings to a (1-5) record.
He has a $5.05 million contract for the 2011 and would cost any team about $1.5 million for the rest of the season.
Posted by Zach Schneider