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    14

    Michael Vick Signs 1-Year Deal with Philadelphia Eagles

    Eagles Vick Signs Football

    Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a 1-year deal that will pay the controversial quarterback $1.6 million for the 2009 NFL schedule.  None of the money is guaranteed, so if Vick does not make the Eagles roster, the Eagles don’t owe him a dime. The Eagles will also have a club option for 2010 that would pay Vick $5.2 million.  Vick has not played in the NFL since 2006.  Vick served 18 months of a 23 month sentence in federal prison, finishing out the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Vick indefinitely, but he can participate in all pre-season workouts and the final 2 pre-season games.  He will not be allowed to participate in a regular season game until Week 6, but he can participate in all other respects during that time.

    Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid was at the morning news conference, as was former Indianapolis Colts Head Coach, Tony Dungy, who has served as a mentor for Vick during his recent struggles.

    Vick had this to say about the opportunity:  “I’ve done some terrible things, I made a horrible mistake.  And now I want to be part of the solution and not the problem…  For the life of me, I can’t understand why I was involved in such pointless activity.  Why did I risk so much at the pinnacle of my career?… There was a point in my life where I felt it was wrong and I knew it was wrong.  To this day I have to live with that shame and that embarrassment.”

    Should be interesting to see how all of this plays out.  Eagles fans are tough to win over and are never satisfied.  I’m sure there will be some funny signs and outlandish protests once Vicks get into camp and starts playing in games…

    Eagles Vick Signs Football

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