Vick talks about moving on
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said on Dan Patrick's radio show yesterday that he has expressed an interest to team management in playing elsewhere next season. A report also had circulated that coach Andy Reid has assured Vick that he will be traded before the NFL draft, which begins April 22.
A team source said last night that neither claim is true.
The Eagles have a $5.25 million option on Vick's 2010 contract, and there have been reports that the team does not plan to pick up that option. The Eagles have until March 5 to make that decision.
It seems likely that the Eagles will try to trade Vick before making any decision on his 2010 option. If the Eagles are unable to make a trade, it's possible that they will release Vick, allowing him to search for a job as a free agent.
In a Friday interview with a New York television station, Vick denied accusations that appeared in the Dallas Morning News last month that claimed steroids dealer David Jacobs supplied the three-time Pro Bowler. Jacobs died in 2008.
"That's absolutely false," Vick said. "I wouldn't even entertain that question because it's something I've never condoned and never will."
Vick talks about moving on | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/02/2010
Re: Vick talks about moving on
Vick needs to go somewhere where they will actually use him. The Eagles only let him sit on the bench. With over $5 million due Vick if the team picks up his 2010 option, it's a foregone conclusion that the Eagles will not do that for a player that is not being used.
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