Friday, August 14, 2009

Vick To The Iggles!

Michael Vick has just signed a two year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Quarterback Michael Vick has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, his agent, Joel Segal, confirmed to

Vick arrived in Philadelphia Tuesday morning and remained there Wednesday evening. The Eagles will hold a news conference on Friday morning to announce his signing. The first year of the deal is for $1.6 million deal with an option for the second year at $5.2 million, reports.

Vick was the No. 1 draft pick in 2001, and once the highest-paid player in football. But he has not played since 2006 when his career came tumbling down. He was convicted in August 2007 of conspiracy and running a dogfighting operation, sentenced to 23 months in federal prison and suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

But after serving his time and being released from home confinement July 20, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally lifted Vick's suspension, allowing him to sign with a team.

Vick can immediately take part in preseason practices, workouts and meetings and can play in the final two preseason games.

Now if Andy Reid can fit him into some kind of package where he can get 10 or so plays a game, this might make a HUGE difference in the NFC East. But understand something, if Vick is starting games for the Eagles this year then that means their season has gone TERRIBLY wrong. So please keep that in mind before anybody goes off half cocked talking about a quarterback controversy or something. Vick is there to help McNabb as one of his weapons, not the other way around.

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