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January 11, 2011
Niners QB Donovan McNabb? Vernon Davis is all for it

The 49ers will need to find a new quarterback (or three) in the offseason, and Vernon Davis said he'd be happy with one in particular. "Oh man - I'd love to catch some passes from Donovan McNabb," Davis said in an interview on the T.Ocho Show, which airs tonight at 7:30 p.m. (PST) on Versus.

The guy asking about McNabb? None other than Terrell El Dorado Owens, who has feuded with several quarterbacks, none more publicly than McNabb. During their interview, which was taped yesterday, Owens notes that McNabb could be available on the free-agent market. Although McNabb is under contract with the Redskins, there is a good chance the Redskins release him in a money-saving move before the 2011 season.

McNabb might be attractive to the 49ers because he is a veteran who is well-versed in the West Coast offense that new coach Jim Harbaugh will install this offseason. However, he also was available last offseason. The 49ers considered him but ultimately decided to rest their season on Alex Smith instead.

Here's a clip of tonight's interview between Owens and Davis - perhaps the two most explosive 49ers personalities in the last decade.

One quarterback more unlikely than ever to be with the team in 2011: Nate Davis. The team did not lock up the former fifth-round pick with a future contract last week, and he is set to sign with the Seattle Seahawks. The link, of course, is that former 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan, who drafted Davis, is now a personnel executive in Seattle.

News of a deal was first reported by CSN Bay Area.

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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