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McNabb Returns To Practice, Expected To Start Sunday



    Even if Donovan McNabb were wheelchair-bound and stuck in a Chinese finger trap, it’s hard to imagine he’d miss the regular season opener against those hated Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Considering as much, reports that he has returned to practice and will indeed play shouldn’t come as surprising.

    But alas, just such reports have emerged.

    McNabb returned to practice on Monday after being sidelined for two weeks with a sprained ankle, taking snaps with the first team offense and, according to reports, showing no signs of lingering discomfort. Even before that, head coach Mike Shanahan was optimistic about his new quarterback’s status approaching Sunday night.

    "Yeah, I feel very good about him being ready to go," Shanahan said last weekend, per Dan Steinberg at of the Washington Post. "In fact, I think he'll be able to practice in the next couple of days. And I feel very good about the direction he's headed."

    Meanwhile, the news concerning defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth is equally predictable, but less encouraging for ‘Skins fans. Haynesworth spent Monday working with the team’s reserves and, though he will almost surely play on Sunday, just how much is unclear.


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