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Donovan McNabb hopes to hear cheers Sunday in Philadelphia

Updated at 11:59 a.m.

Donovan McNabb is speaking about the big NFL topic of the week, his return to Philadelphia, now in the Washington Redskins' locker room and our Redskins reporters are in Ashburn as well as Philadelphia. (The full post is at Redskins Insider.

"Hopefully I walk out the right tunnel." He's hoping for cheers (Andy Reid predicts as much), "but in reality, you've got to remember that this is a big rival. ... I'm truly not focused on that aspect."

McNabb was asked to revisit his reaction to the Easter Day trade from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Redskins: "Was I upset at the time? Absolutely. But I've moved on."

Asked about his future, McNabb says: "I want to stay here with the Washington Redskins."

McNabb opts not to comment on GQ's article about him (via Geoff Mosher), but says "I do feel like I was appreciated in Philadelphia. I never did ask to be traded." (via Chris Russell)

Carlos Rogers on McNabb's return: ''It's not about him. It's about us. He's not playing the GM or the head coach. We're playing the Eagles.'' (via Grant Paulsen)

On Kevin Kolb losing the Eagles' starting gig to Michael Vick: "This game isnt fair lots of times. It's tough to lose your job after getting hurt." (via Mike Jones)

McNabb said he'd like to go back to Philadelphia one day to be honored. ''Do I expect to go back? Yes. Absolutely. We had 11 great years.''

From Philly, Eagles Coach Andy Reid addressed reporters. McNabb, he said (via Rick Maese) is "throwing the ball as well as he's ever thrown it."

Reid was asked if he'd have traded McNabb if he'd known how the quarterback situation in Philly would have shake out: "That's a fully-loaded question and I'm not Plato."

Reid: "I appreciated all 11 years of Donovan's personality... Loved every day of it"

"I'm a huge Donovan McNabb fan. I'm still pulling for him except for two games." ..."He knows I still have great feelings for him." (Rich Campbell)

Reid on McNabb: "I thought he was worth the world, but at least I got decent compensation for him."

By Cindy Boren  | September 29, 2010; 11:01 AM ET
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