At long last, it appears the Donovan McNabb trade has been completed. The Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins had several issues to work through to before the deal could be made official, but they have worked through them and the deal will be announced on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The reported parameters of the trade previously had the Redskins receiving a 2012 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The deal was also held up because McNabb needed to agree to restructure his contract after signing an extension with the Redskins last year. Finally, the awkward nature of the deal itself was reportedly unsettling to McNabb, and that needed to be resolved.
In the end, all that has happened, and McNabb will move on to Minnesota, where he will start and mentor first-round pick Christian Ponder. The Redskins can move on from the disastrous trade made last spring, though they have paid a heavy price.
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