MICHAEL VICK has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, worth about $6.8 million. It’ll be announced at a press conference this morning.
Exactly how Vick will fit in with the Eagles offense is unclear. Everybody’s being pretty vague about it at the moment.
But Eagles quarterback DONOVAN MCNABB who has a somewhat close relationship with Vick described the signing as, quote, “adding another weapon to the offense.”
He also claims he LOBBIED for the Eagles to sign Vick.
Head coach ANDY REID was also quick to deny there would be a, quote, “quarterback controversy” this coming season.
And although he didn’t offer any specifics on how Vick would be used either, he seemed to be pretty adamant that whatever he does, it’ll be from the position of quarterback.
The Eagles already have a solid backup QB for McNabb in KEVIN KOLB. He strained a knee ligament earlier this week, but he’s expected to be back on the field next week.
Vick hasn’t played professional football since 2006. In August of 2007, he was convicted of running a dogfighting operation in Virginia. He did time in prison and under home confinement, and finally walked free on July 20th.
Vick can immediately start practicing and attending meetings with the Eagles but he can’t play for them until the final two preseason games.
Once the season begins, Vick can participate in all team activities EXCEPT GAMES. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to reinstate him by around Week 6 or earlier, if all goes well.
Not surprisingly, PETA isn’t happy about this. Here’s their statement quote, “PETA and millions of decent football fans around the world are disappointed that the Eagles decided to sign a guy who hung dogs from trees.
“He electrocuted them with jumper cables and held them under water. You have to wonder what sort of message this sends to young fans who care about animals and don’t want them to be harmed.”
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