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NFL Free Agency Rumors: Minnesota Vikings Discuss Donovan McNabb Trade, But Obstacles Remain

The Washington Redskins are likely to trade Donovan McNabb at some point during the first few days of NFL free agency, and one potential trade partner seems to have emerged. The Minnesota Vikings have had discussions with the Redskins surrounding McNabb, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

However, there are complications. Specifically, the Redskins' decision to give McNabb a contract extension last season is causing problems. Schefter reports that the Vikings are unwilling to trade for McNabb without redoing his contract, and McNabb would have to agree to that.

Still, the Vikings seem to be in the picture. They just dealt Tavaris Jackson to the Seattle Seahawks, so they will need to acquire a quarterback to play for them next season, now that Brett Favre is out of the picture. Things are certainly setting up for a possible McNabb trade. However, there are also a number of other quarterbacks on the market that the Vikings could turn to instead.

Schefter also reports that "a few" teams have talked to the Redskins about McNabb, though he did not name any others besides the Vikings.

For more on NFL free agency, visit our StoryStream listing key 2011 NFL free agents the Redskins could target. Also, be sure to check out SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven.