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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb throws a pass during the first half an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb throws a pass during the first half an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  

Sources: Donovan McNabb to be cut

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Kells Hetherington
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The Minnesota Vikings plan to release veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb later Thursday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

McNabb was benched by Vikings coach Leslie Frazier in mid-October, and rookie Christian Ponder has been behind center ever since. McNabb has remained on the team as the backup.

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