Trade for McNabb won't be cheap
PHILADELPHIA — Teams interested in acquiring Donovan McNabb will have to part with a high draft pick to get him.
A person familiar with trade discussions involving McNabb told the Associated Press the Philadelphia Eagles will only consider a deal for the six-time Pro Bowl quarterback if it includes a pick among the top 42 in next month's NFL draft.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity yesterday because the team doesn't comment on potential trades.
After months of saying McNabb would return for another year, Eagles coach Andy Reid acknowledged Wednesday he was listening to offers for McNabb, Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick.
Oakland, Buffalo and St. Louis are considered to be most interested in McNabb. Each team has two picks in the top 42.
It's unlikely any of those teams would give up a first-round pick for McNabb. The Rams have the first overall selection, the Raiders pick eighth and the Bills are ninth. In the second round, however, the Rams have the 33rd pick, Raiders are 39th and Bills are 41st.
A rumored deal that would've sent McNabb to St. Louis for the 33rd pick and safety Oshiomoghe Atogwe was strongly denied by several Rams officials, including coach Steve Spagnuolo.
"At this time of the year, there are going to be all kinds of things," Spagnuolo said. "But no, there's nothing there."
LB JOHNSON SIGNS
Linebacker Derrick Johnson has signed a restricted free agent tender and will remain with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Johnson was the Chiefs' first-round pick out of Texas in 2005. But early last season, for reasons he said were never fully explained by the coaching staff, Johnson was moved to part-time duty.
Johnson returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 44-24 victory over Denver in the season finale.
The Chiefs also said that offensive lineman Ikechuku Ndukwe had signed a restricted free agent tender.
Dolphins: A police report shows Miami running back Ronnie Brown had a blood alcohol level that was nearly twice the legal limit when he was arrested on a DUI charge in suburban Atlanta early Saturday morning. The report says Brown failed a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol level of .158. The limit to legally drive in Georgia is 0.08.
Obituary: Former NFL linebacker Elijah Alexander died Wednesday night at Medical City Hospital in Dallas after a nearly five-year battle with cancer. He was 39. A former Kansas State player, Alexander spent nine seasons with four teams, including one with Tampa Bay and three each with Denver, Indianapolis and Oakland.