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Agent: Donovan McNabb wants to be a Redskin 'for the long haul'

A day after the Redskins signed their top draft pick, the agent for Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb, who hopes to receive a contract extension, unexpectedly visited Redskins Park.

Fletcher N. Smith watched the morning practice session Saturday from a private, tented area reserved for the players' family and friends. Smith was in Washington on Tuesday to accompany McNabb to a book signing and then returned to Chicago, but found a reason to come back to the area quickly.

"Just visiting," said Smith, whom a Redskins staff member escorted from the field after practice. Washington was not expected to begin extension negotiations with Smith until it signed rookie left tackle Trent Williams, who received a six-year deal Friday that included more than $36.5 million in guaranteed money.

Smith declined to discuss his private conversations with Redskins officials. But Smith, in his first public comments since April about the situation, acknowledged the extension talks are planned.

"He's on a one-year deal, so they didn't bring him here to keep him for this season and let him walk next season," Smith said. "At some point, we'll get to it. We're not in any rush, on our side anyway, and I don't think they are either. He likes it here. We hope that he'll be here for the long haul."

McNabb has said on numerous occasions that he plans to play in Washington for several more seasons and has already purchased a home in the area.

In addition to Williams' new contract, there are plenty of other deals that could potentially influence McNabb's contract discussions. Quarterback Sam Bradford - the No. 1 overall pick in the draft - reportedly will receive $50 million guaranteed from the St. Louis Rams. McNabb, one of the league's most successful quarterbacks, has a base salary of $5 million this season and also recently received a $6.2 million bonus.

"You can point Tom [Brady] and Peyton [Manning] and, of course, they both won it [the Super Bowl], but Donovan has [accomplished a lot] in this league," Smith said. "A lot of the younger guys are getting the big money based upon potential. Sometimes it works out for 'em. Sometimes it doesn't.

"Donovan has proven over and over again, during the course of his career in Philadelphia, a tough football city, that he can win. But it doesn't hurt our situation. I think it helps it because we do have at least some experience to draw from to support our position in terms of where we feel he should be in comparison to some of the other guys that are out there."

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan and General Manager Bruce Allen have praised McNabb since the team surprisingly acquired him the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles for the 37th overall pick in the draft and either third- or fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, depending on McNabb's performance this season. But Bradford has reportedly been guaranteed $50 million before he has ever thrown a pass in an NFL game.

So how much is the accomplished McNabb worth to the Redskins?

"Well, that's the part that we have to work through," Smith said. "I can't say the team's not there yet. We just haven't gotten there. We'll see where it goes at the end of the day."

By Jason Reid  |  July 31, 2010; 1:18 PM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Comments

Beeps Peeps-

everyone but gtown65, you must stay and agrue with yourself.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 1:27 PM

Whew that was close! gtown65, you heard the man!!

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse


Suck this dcik, btich! Easy to talk siht behind a keyboard isn't it! Take your sissy, jellyfish azz outside you'd melt like the punk m-f you are! I know your type you lil btich.. you can't bust a f'en peeled grape.

Posted by: iubiquity

You're the moss on the tree my dog pissed on that turned brown and died.

Hope you can suck that dick like a dog, cause gtown has about an inch to work with.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Cannot wait for a rookie salary cap. These contracts are insane. Bradford making more $$$ than Brady and Manning is insane. I've heard the argument that teams should simply not pay them the big money, but then they don't sign and hold out and its a wasted draft pick. No rookie with zero games played deserves even half that amount. Shifting that money over to the veterans is the only way to go.

Posted by: scoot21 | July 31, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

@iubiquity and hessone,

This is a board where we rationally debate all things associated with the Skins. Even when we strongly disagree with each other, most of try to have a little fun while doing so. You guys are above that sort of language.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

gtown55-

While the 44 in my handle represents a certain HOF RB, I been gradually lowering yours to represent your IQ.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on anything not AH related. Perhaps your myspace page that moo dug up.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 31, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse


Let's review,

AH avoids all team activities, but he proclaims he'll be in his best football shape when he reports. The other 83 TEAMMATES participate in all activities and proclaim their distain for the absence of AH. The 83 players are in football shape, AH is not. The other 83 players will train and prepare for the upcoming NFL season, in football shape, and AH will work to get caught up with the other 83 players. Till then, like any other successful team, the head coach runs the show. Whether it's ego, point to prove, whatever it may be, the head coach runs the show.

gtown85, take your sissy ass attitude and root for a team like the Lions, cause there's a new head coach in town. And unlike your weak arguements, HE RUNS THE SHOW.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Fking Babies on here.

Posted by: Thinker_ | July 31, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

so this is what weekend jibba jabba sounds like huh.

Posted by: Predator48 | July 31, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Gtown14...

Will you be back here in January when the skins are in the 2nd round of the playoffs and Albert makes the probowl?

What if AH publicly proclaims that Shanahan is responsible for his resurgence and for showing him how to be a true professional?

Will you come back here with your shine box and admit that you were way off on this?

Or are you just arguing for arguments sake?

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | July 31, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse


Or are you just arguing for arguments sake?

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | July 31, 2010 1:54 PM

You hit that nail on the head. I think this guy would argue about anything, even though he sounds like a fool in doing so.

HTTR !!!!

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

gtown85, take your sissy ass attitude and root for a team like the Lions, cause there's a new head coach in town. And unlike your weak arguements, HE RUNS THE SHOW.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 1:49 PM

He runs the show, but now it looks like he has badly misplayed his hand.

Just as I predicted yesterday, Haynesworth would come up with mysterious injury. Now AH is that no man's land where he doesn't do the conditioning test AND he doesn't practice.

By all accounts, Haynesworth reached out to the coaches prior to training camp in an attempt to mend fences and what has happened now? In my OPINION, Shanahan has eroded any goodwill that Haynesworth may have had and Shanahan has ceded control to Haynesworth with regard to getting on the field, an all too predictable outcome of this...er...spitting match.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

@SoundingGuilty

I will absolutely say that Shanahan was right and I was WRONG. As it stands, I don't think I'll have to.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

While the 44 in my handle represents a certain HOF RB, I been gradually lowering yours to represent your IQ.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on anything not AH related. Perhaps your myspace page that moo dug up.


Posted by: Diesel44

Fair enough, Kerosene00.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse


@gtown85
Pat yourself on the back, crystal ball boy.

While you're at it, can you predict the up coming season for us ? Will I win the lottery anytime soon ? Your as self indulging as AH. Did you predict that?

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

@iubiquity and hessone,

This is a board where we rationally debate all things associated with the Skins. Even when we strongly disagree with each other, most of try to have a little fun while doing so. You guys are above that sort of language.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse


LMAO... i knew gt was a state dept weenie.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | July 31, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

OK Gtown....see you in January. For now though I must go back to ignoring you and every post you defile the board with, as I find you more annoying than Flo the Progressive insurance lady, the dancing six flags child molester and Lady Gaga combined.

Enjoy the NFL season.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | July 31, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Who let all the 12 year olds on here...geez.

I guess I'll get cursed out now...
Funny stuff.

Posted by: rdiehljr | July 31, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse


LMAO... i knew gt was a state dept weenie.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe

Now that was funny !!!

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse


OK Gtown....see you in January. For now though I must go back to ignoring you and every post you defile the board with, as I find you more annoying than Flo the Progressive insurance lady, the dancing six flags child molester and Lady Gaga combined.

Enjoy the NFL season.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty

And the beat goes on !!!

Hilarious !!!

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

the pseudonymous circus should proceed to the next thread...

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 31, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

OK Gtown....see you in January. For now though I must go back to ignoring you and every post you defile the board with, as I find you more annoying than Flo the Progressive insurance lady, the dancing six flags child molester and Lady Gaga combined.

Enjoy the NFL season.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty

Fair enough. I promise I will do the same since I find your musings astonishly devoid of cogent analysis and childlike in their idolatry.

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

1. The Redskins, with AH as the most obvious example, were not in shape last year. CP26... was not in good shape last year.

2. Shanahan knows a team needs to be in good shape to win. He implemented a rigorous conditioning program that most players participated in to improve their overall fitness. They participated in many days filled with cardio drills all spring long.

3. Shanahan has set standards for the team, and ALL the players know what they are.

4. AH is learning on the side, participating in meetings, and improving his cardio conditioning. He is not being punished or ostracized. He is working to attain a fitness level that Shanahan believes is best for him and the team.

5. The Redskins will be a better team with an in shape AH on the field for more than 3 plays in a row. Shanahan is working towards this goal. Perhaps for the first time in his professional career, somebody is making AH exert himself to be the best he can be. He has coasted on raw talent and anger on the field up to now.

Its really that simple. Efforts to twist this into a Shanny vs AH grudge match are wide of the mark. Men in a team environment want direction, they want high standards, and they want accountability from all. The Shanahan Redskins as an entity are providing the 80 roster hopefuls with all of the above. They will be a much better team because of his leadership. With, or without, AH. Absent a trade, AH will be a very very productive player for the Redskins.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | July 31, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

...astonishingly...

Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse


gtown85, take your sissy ass attitude and root for a team like the Lions, cause there's a new head coach in town. And unlike your weak arguements, HE RUNS THE SHOW.

Posted by: hessone | July 31, 2010 1:49 PM

He runs the show, but now it looks like he has badly misplayed his hand.

Just as I predicted yesterday, Haynesworth would come up with mysterious injury. Now AH is that no man's land where he doesn't do the conditioning test AND he doesn't practice.

By all accounts, Haynesworth reached out to the coaches prior to training camp in an attempt to mend fences and what has happened now? In my OPINION, Shanahan has eroded any goodwill that Haynesworth may have had and Shanahan has ceded control to Haynesworth with regard to getting on the field, an all too predictable outcome of this...er...spitting match.


Posted by: gtown85 | July 31, 2010 2:05 PM

Agreed, Gtown85. Shanahan is now at the mercy of Fat Boy and everybody on the team knows it. He's put in the least amount of work of everyone on the team this week. Talk about unintended consequences.

Posted by: Firuz1 | July 31, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Snyder will pay him as he now has a nice nucleus of players, on paper anyhow. Check him out at www.thesportsresume.com/video

Posted by: blinkyoureye1 | August 1, 2010 4:41 AM | Report abuse

Isn't this blog about McNabb?

Posted by: randysbailin | August 1, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

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