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Eagles' McNabb returning in time for meeting with Buccaneers



Eagles coach Andy Reid said Sunday that QB Donovan McNabb will probably return after next weekend's bye, just in time for the Buccaneers' visit to Philadelphia on Oct. 11.

McNabb missed his second straight game Sunday with a rib injury, but his backup -- Kevin Kolb -- has thrown for more than 300 yards in both games. Reid made it clear McNabb will be in the lineup once he's healthy, no matter how well Kolb performed.

"Donovan is the quarterback of the team," Reid said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "That's not a problem. I don't think it's a problem with Kevin, and I don't think it's a problem for our team, and I know it's not a problem for me."

One interesting side note: The return of McNabb probably means the end of the line for Jeff Garcia, who was signed after McNabb's injury because the team was thin at quarterback (Michael Vick was not yet reinstated). Looks like he won't get a chance to see his former team.

"I'm not going to regret anything," Garcia told the Inquirer. "I'm thankful for the opportunity to come here. As much as I feel I can still play the game at a high level, they're looking at me as a 39-year-old quarterback. I think that's a major thing working against me right now."

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:43pm]


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