Dec 2, 2011 2:31 AM by Lee Douglas

Vikings release McNabb

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Donovan McNabb is available again.

The Minnesota Vikings waived the 13-year veteran quarterback Thursday, giving him the opportunity to sign with another team for the stretch run in a parting coach Leslie Frazier called mutual.

Frazier pushed for the Vikings to trade a sixth-round draft pick this summer to the Washington Redskins in exchange for McNabb. He wanted stability he believed McNabb would bring to the offense after the NFL lockout kept rookie Christian Ponder from practicing with the team or working with his coaches until training camp.

Frazier and McNabb met in 1999, when the defensive backs coach and the first-round draft pick spent their first year with Philadelphia.

Friendly to the end, Frazier wished McNabb well, saying part of the reason for the move was for the player's sake.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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