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McNabb trade sends message to veterans

Donovan McNabb (Tim Yotter/Viking Update)

The Vikings' veterans know that the Donovan McNabb trade ups the ante for the 2011 Vikings. They can't call it a rebuilding year, and that's exactly the way head coach Leslie Frazier wants it. Judging by players' reaction at training camp, they got the message.

Donovan McNabb reported to Vikings camp at Minnesota State University-Mankato relaxed and all smiles. He said he wants to play five or six more years and said he is in great shape. "I would take my shirt off, but I really don't want to get people too excited about my results right now," he joked. All jokes aside, his acquisition sent a serious message to the Vikings' veterans: The expectations...

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