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Eagles & McNabb not talking contract yet

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Despite various conflicting reports in different local media outlets, Donovan McNabb's agent Fletcher Smith said that there has been no meetings about the QB's contract yet.

Smith said he expects to get to Indianapolis, site of the NFL Scouting Combine, tonight for tomorrow's meeting of player agents. Smith said he and Eagles president Joe Banner generally have lunch together after that meeting, and Smith said he expects that will be the case this year, as well. So the talks very well could start then, but Smith emphasized that nothing has been set up.

It's hard to figure out how much urgency there is for these negotiations. Would McNabb want a deal done now, or is this something that could wait until the post draft period? It would seem to me that either the Eagles get something done before free agency starts, or the McNabb negotiations might be put on hold for a while.

It would seem that the summer, when the Eagles have done their free agency and draft business, would be the ideal time to sit down with McNabb and talk about an extension.