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Details of McNabb deal start to emerge

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The Eagles haven't released details of the restructured deal, but ESPN's Michael Smith has some numbers.

The five-time Pro Bowler was due to make $9.2 million this season and $10 million next season. ESPN's Michael Smith reported the two-year deal is worth $24.5 million, with another $1 million in incentives.

That works out to a raise of about $5 million, plus reports suggest that a portion of the money is guaranteed.

The interesting thing is that it would appear the deal is more symbolic than anything. While $5 million is nothing to sneeze at, it's not an incredibly significant amount of money over two years for a team like the Eagles who have cash and cap space to spare.

Like I said in the previous post, the deal really changes very little from a team perspective. From McNabb's perspective he must be is happier and feel more wanted... but by adding some money but no new years, the Eagles position remains the same as it was. McNabb will be here for the next two years, just like he probaby was anyway, he'll just be making an extra $2 mil or so a year.