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Donovan McNabb Will Be Released By Minnesota Vikings, Redskins Fans Feel Silver Lining

It took just a few weeks, but as of right now, the two members of the 2010 Washington Redskins that caused the most headaches and demanded the most media attention have now both been released by new teams. First, the New England Patriots released Albert Haynesworth. Now, the Minnesota Vikings are planning on releasing Donovan McNabb, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:

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Filed to ESPN: Vikings plan to release Donovan McNabb today, according to a league source.
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There are two ways for Washington Redskins to view this move. On the one hand, it doesn't exactly inspire much confidence to know that the team relied so heavily in 2010 on two guys that would be dealt for low draft picks and later released by their teams. Sure, the Mike Shanahan regime inherited Haynesworth, but they also tried to make it work and they also traded for McNabb.

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On the other hand, everything Chris Mottram tweeted here.