Report: Donovan McNabb won’t play in the East Bay

You can lead Donovan McNabb to Oakland but you can’t make him sign a contract extension. At least that seems to be McNabb’s lone bargaining chip in the on-going Donovan sweepstakes.

TMZ Sports cites a source close to McNabb stating that he has no interest in playing for the Oakland Raiders and would use his contractual status as a means to avoid being under the thumb of Al Davis in 2010. Without a no-trade clause, McNabb is powerless to veto any dealings the Philadelphia Eagles may engage in. Therefore he’s left with his one year contract as the sole means to do any leveraging.

If this is true, I have but one thing to say to McNabb. You have no idea who you’re dealing with. Did Richard Seymour’s contractual status and delayed arrival in Oakland deter Al Davis?

Money talks and Mr. Davis is fluent in cash.

Perhaps the McNabb to Oakland talk is all a pipe dream for Raider Nation. At least that’s what JaMarcus Russell was betting on in Vegas this past weekend.    

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  • http://comcast Ruth

    McNabb to the Raiders the woest idea ever .
    Here in the tri state area we all know he is done
    My raiders don’t need him he would bring nothing to the team.

  • Slam

    Randy Moss, Kerry Collins, Warren Sapp; the Raiders keep plugging-in big name guys to sell tickets and merchandise ( one of the best kept secrets is how much money NFL owners quietly make on jerseys ), but successful franchises build a roster and keep it intact as long as possible.

    Assuming we sign McNabb, now we have a new QB, a new Off coordinator….. we never establish continuity, and we can’t win.

    Life on the Silver and Black hampster wheel keeps turning.

  • jdove

    We are talking bruce campbell over at I would love to hear some raider thought….