NFL Trade Rumors: Redskins' Donovan McNabb to Minnesota Vikings Nearly Complete

Josh McCainSenior Writer IJuly 27, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5  of the Washington Redskins on the sidelines against play against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Washington Post is reporting that the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings are close to a deal that would send veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb to the the Vikes.

Compensation for the Redskins is reported to be a sixth-round pick in 2012 and a conditional sixth-round pick in 2013.

Not the best of compensation, but better than just releasing McNabb and getting nothing for him.  Also, the move frees up about $4 million in cap space.

With McNabb going to Minnesota, that's one less distraction for the team—now they just need to find a home for Albert Haynesworth.