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Donovan McNabb still wants to play in NFL, says he’s looking at “about three teams”

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Whether he’ll find a team that agrees with his assessment is another matter.

“I have about three teams that I’m looking at,” McNabb said, in an NBC SportsTalk interview Thursday.

He declined to name names, but says his checklist is “a solid running game, weapons on the outside, a defense that’s been playing well and playing well together and that’s ready to win right now.”

(Hey, that sounds like Washington!)

“I think teams are evaluating what they have. They are looking at their young quarterbacks, their backup situation. Obviously their starters they feel very confident in, but if things were to go wrong in training camp or maybe the competition isn’t where they need it to be, they would obviously pick up the phone and call,” he said. “Being an older player, I am focusing on strengthening my body as well as my mind.”

McNabb estimated his chances of playing in the NFL at between “80 and 90 percent” and, in May, he said he’s working out and losing weight. But given how things went with the Redskins and Minnesota Vikings, where he clearly was out of shape and out of sorts, maybe this isn’t the best idea.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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