McNabb is Moving On

QB unphased by former teammate's claims that Philly is better off without him

By Kelvin Robinson
|  Sunday, May 9, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 PM EDT
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McNabb is Moving On

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Redskins Quarterback Donovan McNabb says he's enjoying life in the nation's capital and would be willing to stay for years to come. At the end of the team's second minicamp, McNabb also responded to a former teammate who said the Philadelphia Eagles were better off without him.

Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson told The Sporting News, "I don't think we lost anything, even with McNabb being gone."

At a press conference Saturday, a reporter held up a copy of the magazine and asked McNabb what he thought. McNabb laughed it off, even saying, "Hey look, I made the cover."

"It's so wild when people get to talking when you're not there, but when you're there everybody loves you," McNabb continued.

"I guess people will go deeper into that than I will. I'm a Redskin, no longer and Eagle. I had 11 great years and I'm moving on with my life, so whoever may say things when I'm gone, more power to them. But it's not making you look like a bigger man."

McNabb also said he's looking forward to his first season with a new team. "I don't believe in trial runs. I'm here, as a Redskin and I'd like to be here for years to come. I look forward to that."

"I'm preparing myself and learning this offense so we can have a lot of success for the next couple years."

McNabb will get a chance to see Jackson and the rest of the Eagles when the Skins head to Philadelphia Oct. 3.

McNabb played 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was traded to the Redskins on Easter Sunday.

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