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Return Of Donovan McNabb Highlights Eagles' 2010 Schedule

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 29:  Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles in action against the Washington Redskins during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 29, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Brandon WilliamsCorrespondent IApril 20, 2010

Mark Oct. 3 as one of the most emotional days in Eagles history.

It's the day Philly's prodigal son returns home, albeit in a different uniform.

The Redskins and new quarterback Donovan McNabb visit Lincoln Financial Field for a 4:15 p.m. Eastern contest that will bring back the Eagles' most prolific passer in franchise annals.

The announcement of the contest came as part of Tuesday's official release of the 2010 National Football League schedule, which has the Eagles opening the season at home against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 12 (4:15 p.m. Eastern). The game will officially usher in the Kevin Kolb era, as the fourth-year quarterback takes over the reigns.

McNabb, who started for the Eagles from 1999-2009, was dealt to Washington on Apr. 4.

Four 2009 playoff teams dot the schedule, which includes a Monday night shootout at Washington (Nov. 15), a pair of Sunday night tilts against NFC East rivals New York (Nov. 21) and at Dallas (Dec. 12), along with a Sunday night game against San Francisco on Oct. 10.

The Eagles will also play a Thursday night contest as the Houston Texans visit on Dec. 2.

The 2010 schedule in its entirety:

*Sept. 12 vs. Green Bay 4:15 p.m. (Fox)

*Sept. 19 at Detroit 1 p.m. (Fox)

*Sept. 26 at Jacksonville 4:05 p.m. (Fox)

*Oct. 3 vs. Washington 4:15 p.m. (Fox)

*Oct. 10 at San Francisco 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

*Oct. 17 vs. Atlanta 1 p.m. (Fox)

*Oct. 24 at Tennessee 1 p.m. (Fox)

*Oct. 31 Bye

*Nov. 7 vs. Indianapolis 4:15 p.m. (Fox)

*Nov. 15 at Washington 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

*Nov. 21 vs. NY Giants 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

*Nov. 28 at Chicago 1 p.m. (Fox)

*Dec. 2 vs. Houston 8:20 p.m. (NFL Network)

*Dec. 12 at Dallas 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

*Dec. 19 at NY Giants 1 p.m. (Fox)

*Dec. 26 vs. Minnesota 1 p.m. (Fox)

*Jan. 2 vs. Dallas 1 p.m. (Fox)

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