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McNabb, who turns 33 in November, made it clear last season that he wanted a new deal so he can play his entire career in Philadelphia, where's he's been intensely scrutinized and both celebrated and often criticized for his play. His agent and the Eagles discussed an extension, but the two sides settled on restructuring his current contract for now.
"We are thrilled that this all worked out," team president Joe Banner said. "He is a great football player, a great person, and someone who gives back to the community. We are lucky to have him in Philadelphia."
McNabb is the franchise's all-time leader in several categories, including passing yards (29,320) and touchdown passes (194). He also has led the team to the playoffs seven times, best in team history.
"Donovan has played a large part of this team's success over the last 10 years," Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie said. "He has been a professional in every sense of the word."
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