According to a report, Michael Vick is not going to be released by the Philadelphia Eagles. Not today, anyway.
As Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com fame points out, ESPN’s John Clayton has said that he expected the team to part ways with their veteran quarterback on Wednesday because, on Thursday, Vick will get a cool and guaranteed $3 million, a little under a fifth of his $15.5 million base salary.
Florio, citing “a source with direct knowledge of the situation”, writes that the Eagles aren’t sweating the $3 million and have no intention of pulling the trigger on Vick before the deadline passes on Thursday.
It’s still wholly unclear who will run Chip Kelly’s ultra-high-tempo offense in Philadelphia. Vick is both relatively old (32) and injury-prone, and Nick Foles, who finished the 2012 season as Philly’s starter, isn’t all that mobile--mobility being key to what Kelly does. Reports have the Eagles targeting Dennis Dixon, the Ravens’ practice squad quarterback who ran Kelly’s offense at Oregon, but no move has been made to this point.
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