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UFL planning to break the bank (relatively speaking) for Vick?

With most players poised to make only $35,000 for the UFL’s inaugural six-game season, a passing reference to the maximum available salary in a new AP item suggests that the upstart league is planning to break the bank, relatively speaking, in an effort to land quarterback Mike Vick.

Per the article, the maximum salary will “approach” the $620,000 minimum salary for a fourth-year NFL veteran.

What’s unclear is whether the AP means that the maximum will be close to $620,000 for an entire UFL season, or whether the comparison is based on prorated per-game amounts.

But even if it’s the latter, the maximum single-season UFL salary will be more than $200,000.

Either way, the high end likely relates to the package that the UFL is contemplating offering to quarterback Mike Vick, in the event that the NFL declines to reinstate him for the 2009 season.

Vick will be released from federal custody in one week.  At that point, Vick likely will ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement.

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6 Responses to “UFL planning to break the bank (relatively speaking) for Vick?”
  1. rcunningham says: Jul 13, 2009 1:59 AM

    OMG FLORIO HOW COULD YOU REPORT ON THE UFL FFFFFFFFFFFFF I HATE YOU
    /the comments this article will have.

  2. descendency says: Jul 13, 2009 7:18 AM

    So the UFL will foil the Patriots plans to offer him nothing to play for them?
    Brilliant! (not that NE is likely really interested, but brilliant!)

  3. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Jul 13, 2009 9:29 AM

    Brilliant!

  4. penguininbondage says: Jul 13, 2009 10:43 AM

    This league will go down quicker than a Boston priest on an alter boy.

  5. tv says: Jul 13, 2009 12:54 PM

    Awwww, come-on, give the guy what he’s worth.
    Let’s see, an ex-con who can’t hit the side of a barn with a pass thrown from 10 ft away – that should be worth about $8k/yr.

  6. the dog 48 says: Jul 13, 2009 1:28 PM

    i believe that vick should play again and also plexico burgess. i don’t codone the hurting or killing of dogs, i do have a problem that todays society, by the way of the news reporting,makes a bigger deal out of a dog mishaps then children killing by parents or so call responsible when it come to child drownings. courts should start putting these people in jail instad of using the phrase haven’t the parents suffered enough. put the priorties where they belong. thank-you
    the dog 48 mesa az

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