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McNabb keeping quiet on Eagles’ draft pick

May 3, 2007

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— Donovan McNabb's agent won't say it was much ado about nothing. On the other hand, Fletcher Smith did say it isn't as big a deal as it seems to have become in the local media.

"I think if it were truly a big deal, you'd probably have heard from (McNabb) by now," Smith said Wednesday by telephone.

"It," of course, is the Eagles' selection of University of Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb with their first draft pick Saturday.

McNabb obviously has the power to end any and all speculation about his feelings over that move simply by making a statement. He wouldn't do that after his face-to-face meeting with coach Andy Reid on Tuesday, so the speculation about his reaction to the Eagles' selection of Kolb continues.

Smith said he knows how McNabb feels, but he's not comfortable speaking for his client.

"I think Donovan is going to have to answer that question," the agent said. "He can handle those questions that deal with his personal feelings. He certainly has in the past and he handled them to perfection, I think. If anyone answers how he feels, it's him."

Reid said he told McNabb in a telephone message Saturday that the starting quarterback shouldn't worry about the selection of Kolb. It's safe to assume that Reid reiterated that message Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex. The meeting went well, according to sources close to the situation.

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