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“If it’s an added bonus for them to try to win this game for me, that’s great. But there’s more motivation into this game than everything we’ve been talking about,” he said.

McNabb is off to a decent start with the Redskins as he tries to master a new offense. He had a superb first half in a loss to Houston, but his overall stats are comparable to Jason Campbell’s numbers from 2009. McNabb has a 60.8 completion percentage with two touchdowns, one interception and an 89.2 rating.

He also has a former coach who is rooting for him, as long as it’s not an Eagles-Redskins game.

“Listen, I’m a huge Donovan McNabb fan,” Philadelphia coach Andy Reid said. “I told him that I’m still pulling for him — but for two games.”

McNabb said he’s never been inside the visiting locker room at Lincoln Financial Field. That’ll be just part of the strangeness he’ll experience on Sunday in a game that was circled on the calendar by NFL fans across the country the day the schedule came out.

“I’m sure I’ll probably I’ll have some type of feelings,” he added. “Who doesn’t have feelings getting ready for a game? But I just hope I walk out the right tunnel.”

Notes: P Josh Bidwell’s ailing right hip was examined by a doctor in Tennessee on Wednesday. The Redskins have worked out other punters and will probably make a roster move on Friday unless Bidwell makes a dramatic improvement. … LT Trent Williams (knee, toe) is “still a little bit sore,” according to Shanahan. Williams missed the game against St. Louis and was limited in practice Wednesday. … CB DeAngelo Hall came down with a sore back Wednesday and was limited. “I don’t think it’s too serious,” Shanahan said. … DL Anthony Bryant (concussion) and G Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) were also limited. … DL Albert Haynesworth is on the injury list yet again, this time with an unspecified thumb injury. Haynesworth has already had knee and ankle setbacks this season, but he was able to take part in the full practice Wednesday.