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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Report: McNabb training in Arizona while awaiting fate

Donovan McNabb is training with a group of NFL players – most of them Arizona Cardinals – at Arizona State University, according to the Arizona Republic.

The camp, organized by Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, features about 20 player, with Arizona QBs John Skelton and Rich Bartel the other passers in attendance.

The workouts were described as low-key, which McNabb – who lives in Chandler, Ariz., and isn’t expected to return for a second season in Washington – is a fan of. McNabb has been splitting time between his homes in Virginia and Arizona, and is also working out here.

“I always believe in a low profile,” McNabb told The Arizona Republic’s Kent Somers. “Guys get a chance to work and it’s not something you’re broadcasting all over the place, telling everybody what you are doing and who is in town and all of that.

“I don’t think that’s needed,” the quarterback added. “I think guys understand in this period the work you need to put forth. As you can see we push each other. A lot of us have known each other for a while.”

The Redskins acquired McNabb last April from Philadelphia for a 2010 second-round pick and a 2011 fourth-rounder. His time in Washington under coach Mike Shanahan did not go well, however, and he was benched twice during the season – first in Week 8 at Detroit with Washington down 31-26 and 1:45 left on the clock, and then again for the final three games of the season.

The Redskins signed McNabb to an extension on Nov. 15, but the deal has an out clause that would enable Washington to release him by the day after the first game of the 2011 season to avoid paying him a $10 million bonus.

The Cardinals have been mentioned as a possible destination for McNabb, but Somers reports that Arizona is not interested in the 34-year-old quarterback’s services. The Minnesota Vikings appear to be the leading candidate for McNabb. Washington is expected to try to trade McNabb soon after a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.

When asked about his future, McNabb told The Republic, “The next couple years, we’ll see what happens. Who knows where I’ll be anyway? I’m looking forward to that and when that time comes, step in there and be ready to go.”

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