The reports of Donovan McNabb being traded to the Vikings have been swirling all day.
Tonight, they have heated up.
Fox's Jay Glazer reports the Vikings have agreed to trade a sixth-round pick in 2012 and possibly a sixth-rounder in 2013 to Washington for the 34-year-old quarterback. The catch is that McNabb would have to agree to take less money. It's not known if he will sign off on that.
An NFL source confirmed this evening that the talks are ongoing between the Vikings and Redskins at this point.
The Vikings also had an interest in free-agent quarterback Tyler Thigpen but he agreed to a three-year deal with the Buffalo Bills this evening.
Meanwhile, we cited an NFL Network report earlier today that the Seattle Seahawks were set to make a run at wide receiver Sidney Rice.
Well, it appears that is happening this evening but the Vikings aren't going to go quietly. Keeping Rice has been a priority of the Vikings and it was expected he would be one of their first calls today. Alhough I've said all along I didn't know if Rice would stay, reports from ESPN and the NFL Network are the Seahawks and Vikings are going toe-to-toe to try to make Rice like them best.
Honestly, it's a bit surprising that there isn't another team or two or three in the mix but perhaps that just hasn't come out yet. Remember, Rice can't sign with anyone until 5 p.m. Friday and he can't practice until Aug. 4 because that's when the new collective bargaining agreement is supposed to be ratified.