At his seventh-annual All-Star Kids Clinic held Saturday at the NovaCare Complex, quarterback Donovan McNabb briefly discussed his contract situation saying, "That will take care of itself."
Comcast SportsNet reported earlier this week that the Eagles and McNabb have discussed a contract extension for the past month, but have recently turned their focus on tweaking the final two years of his deal. Team President Joe Banner told Les Bowen of the *Philadelphia Daily News *at the Eagles Youth Partnership Playground Build on Wednesday that he could conceive a scenario where the Eagles would rework McNabb's deal. McNabb's contract expires after the 2010 season.
McNabb has not spoken publicly during the off-season until his roughly six minutes with reporters at the camp Saturday. McNabb wanted to keep the focus on the camp and only answered one other question football question about him. When asked whether he had received assurances from the Eagles regarding where he stood with the franchise, McNabb replied, "I'm standing here right in front of you guys. I think I'm standing balanced." Video Player : Donovan McNabb Foundation Celebrates 10 Years
The status of superstar running back Brian Westbrook, who underwent a debridement procedure on his ankle Friday, for the start of the regular season also didn't have McNabb concerned.
"I think Brian will be fine. Obviously, we want him to be healthy and ready to go, and I think he'll be able to do that," McNabb said.
Donovan and his father, Samuel, directed the clinic along with Eagles teammates, coaches and other football instructors. Offensive and defensive fundamentals were covered including blocking, kicking, ball carrying, passing/receiving, quarterback skills, agility drills, line play, shedding the block, two- and three-point stance, secondary coverage and turnover opportunities.
Established in 2000, the Donovan McNabb Foundation was created for two reasons – to increase awareness of the effects of diabetes, and to help make a difference in the lives of young kids. The foundation honors Donovan's close family members who have been diagnosed with diabetes. The foundation raises awareness of diabetes through Donovan's position as a national spokesman for the American Diabetes Association. Since 2003, the Donovan McNabb Foundation has funded the Donovan McNabb Diabetes Camp for Kids at Camp Green Lane in Montgomery County, PA.
The clinic featured 300 boys and girls ages 11-14. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and head coach Andy Reid kicked off the clinic with opening remarks.