Eagles confirm Vick signing

The man who said the Eagles have the best roster in the league has confirmed that they made it even better Thursday night.  (We think.)

Team president Joe Banner told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Eagles have agreed to terms with Vick on a one-year deal, with a team option for a second year.

The contract terms were originally reported by Jay Glazer. 

Under the terms of his conditional reinstatement, Vick can begin practicing immediately and play in the preseason.  (Vick also can practice in the regular season, if the Eagles include him within the 53-man roster.  They can choose to allow him only to attend meetings and other non-practice activities, which would give them a roster exemption for Vick.) 

We might even cover these developments.

39 responses to “Eagles confirm Vick signing

  1. As of now, every single Eagles fan is a supporter of animal torture.
    And illegal racketeering and gambling.
    And lying to your bosses.
    And putting the careers of all of your co-workers in jeopardy for your own selfish game.
    So go ahead, put on that Eagles jersey, cap, t-shirt, bumper sticker.
    It’ll help show the rest of us who you really are.

  2. And we all know how susceptible McNabb has been to injury his whole career.
    Good possibility we’ll be seeing more of Vick than we ever imagined.

  3. I’m absolutely depressed over this. This is nothing but bad news. There is no upside.
    How can I pull for my own team. How can I get excited if he’s on the field. I’ll need to hope something negative happens.
    My only hope is that they’ve signed him to keep him off of everyone’s roster, bury him deep on the bench, deactive him and let him rot. Maybe it’s worth a mil and a half just for that purpose. That kinda of money won’t even keep his creditors happy.
    Saying nothing of my disgust for Vick, think of the PR problem, think of how this effects the locker room, think of Vick hanging around until week 6 and how that hangs over the entire organization. The entire season just went down the sh*t hole. Nothing like feeling your out of it before the season even starts.
    It will be interesting to see how they spin this…..

  4. Why would they announce this when the media is all gathered there for the game and Brady’s first snap since injury? Now the post game press conference and locker room interviews will be asking Vick questions. Should’ve announced it Friday morning and had an off day.

  5. I’m an Eagles fan. I don’t like the Vick signing at all, but I’m not going to boycott the team because of it. The other 52 guys on the roster deserve the support of their fans.
    I will write to the front office and express my disappointment, I’m not a season ticket holder or anything so they won’t listen but it’s all I can do.

  6. “As of now, every single Eagles fan is a supporter of animal torture.
    And illegal racketeering and gambling.
    And lying to your bosses.
    And putting the careers of all of your co-workers in jeopardy for your own selfish game.
    So go ahead, put on that Eagles jersey, cap, t-shirt, bumper sticker.
    It’ll help show the rest of us who you really are.”
    Dumbest thing ever said on here. If that’s the case then EVERY NFL fans supports something illegal as there are players on EACH team that has done something wrong. Ummmm to root for the Eagles doesn’t mean to be a supporter of Vick’s actions. The true idiots are the ones that can’t let the past be the past and forgive. Those are the people I feel sorry for. Never judge anyone because you are in no position to determine who is a good person or not. I’m sure you’ve done plenty of things that we could classify you as a bad person. Whether you think they were as bad, doesn’t matter. You still could be labeled as well.

  7. The Eagles are desperate. This was a huge desperation move, now there will be so much media in their face this season it will be out of control. I cant wait.
    Eagles fans your team just got worse today and you know it.

  8. I guess the others teams that were interested in Vick also have fans that supports all the wrong things too. Shame on the fans for being support of a team they can’t control the actions to. Do you actually think fans are going to give up on a team that they spent their whole lives watching. Vick will be here for 1 year and gone.

  9. youre all reading way too far into a backup QB who will be used in the wildcat…@redsquare…go cry and hug your stuffed animals…the only bad thing that can come out of this is the negative media attention…the team has bigger problems with injuries…vick will make the eagles very hard to game plan against, like it or not. he wanted to play for a team with good structure. that should tell you a little bit more about the new vick. he did his time, let it go.

  10. Going to keep piping it in:
    If you think you’re on moral high ground because you’re walking away because Mike Vick is playing football, you’re delusional. The fact is that a rapist, Jerramy Stevens, is still in the league, but it takes a dog killer for you to walk away says a lot about you. You’re telling me that someone who killed dogs is worse than someone who raped women? Are you serious. Please don’t hit anyone with that highfalutin nonsense about an organization having no moral fibre when Jerramy Stevens is in the league and you were still fans while he played. Good riddens. We’ll see how long that not watching the NFL thing lasts. So does that also mean you’re going to quit your job if your company remains a sponsor of the Eagles as well or are affiliated with sponsors of the Eagles in any way? Or are your morals only so strong? Child please.

  11. Insomniac, I was wondering the same thing. Heck, they could have announced it Friday evening, which everyone with any sense knows is the media black hole.
    I can think of two reasons:
    1) They wanted to go ahead and get the bad press out of the way, so dove right in (tearing the band-aid off, so to speak). After a day of bad press, it’ll be the weekend. Some right-wing nutjob will probably say something stupid again and steal the headlines from Vick.
    2) They’re as incompetent as hiring Vick indicates they are.
    My money’s on #2.

  12. Do you think 100,000 people will give back their season tickets b/c that is my position in line?
    LOL, if you think this will hurt the Eagles attendance you are crazy.
    THE MAN DID HIS TIME! What he did was wrong and in no way do I agree with what he did BUT he deserves a chance to get on with his life.
    We forgave Bill Clinton for cheating on Hillary right…… Some would think that was worse than what Vick did.
    BTW Everyone on here hating on the Eagles, get over yourself. I hope that one day you need to ask for forgiveness and everyone laughs in your face. Wishes you rot in hell.
    A SIN IS A SIN IS A SIN! Just remember that ohhh and He who has not sinned; cast the first stone

  13. redsquare says:
    August 13, 2009 9:32 PM
    As of now, every single Eagles fan is a supporter of animal torture.
    And illegal racketeering and gambling.
    And lying to your bosses.
    And putting the careers of all of your co-workers in jeopardy for your own selfish game.
    So go ahead, put on that Eagles jersey, cap, t-shirt, bumper sticker.
    It’ll help show the rest of us who you really are.
    ****
    OK… And evey Dallas fan shot JFK you fool. Every Dallas fan did coke with hookers in a hotel – and Washington too since Irvin and Marion Barry both did it…

  14. redsquare says:
    August 13, 2009 9:32 PM
    As of now, every single Eagles fan is a supporter of animal torture.
    —————————————–
    That’s unfair and untrue. Eagle fans certainly had nothing to do with this signing, and haven’t even had time to digest this development.
    I, as an Eagle fan for over 30 years who was outspoken in his condemnation of Vick, have at least one sleepless night ahead of me while I get my head around this new reality. At this point, it’s hard fom me to envision myself rooting for a team with Vick on it.
    What I am not, you sanctimonious dickhead, is a supporter of animal torture.

  15. Man, talk about a desperate franchise. What’s it like to have a convicted felon on the team, Eagirls fans? Especially one as dirt-stupid and irresponsible as Michael Vick?

  16. Slow Joe says:
    August 13, 2009 9:36 PM
    Will you guys please cover this Vick story already?
    Hahahaha, best post of this whole Vick thing.

  17. HAH! Donovan just said he LOBBIED to get Vick in Philly. Way to not only be late to report this Florio, but then have a huge swing and a miss on an attempt at creating controversey.
    Classic tabloid reporting. What a sham this site has become.

  18. Scorpiodsu, your hyper-intelligent arguments have thoroughly humbled me. Why, how could I think to find myself worthy to post on the same board as someone so brilliant as you.
    “Shame on the fans for being support of a team they can’t control the actions to.”
    Yes, we are in the presence of genius, folks.

  19. to anonymous, who said: “vick will make the eagles very hard to game plan against”
    Yeah, it’s not like any teams have played against Vick before. Many times. Over the course of several years.
    Same guy, but slower and older now.
    Very hard, yes.
    My stuffed animals make better observations.

  20. redsquare, you are correct. many teams have faced vick before. i didnt think i needed to clarify a simple concept…when you can find me a team who has had to game plan against an atheltic weapon like vick (even at 75% his old self), whilst mcnabb is in the backfield with him, i will digress. add any combination of westbrook, mccoy, jackson, weaver and yeah i’d say its pretty hard to game plan against.
    your ability to look past the surface is unparalleled.
    jerremy stevens rapes a female and we treat him lesser than a man who killed norotious inbred dogs? vick was wrong but $100+ mil. and that much time in prison is enough to change anybody. if not, shame on him, not the eagles.

  21. VoxVeritas says:
    August 13, 2009 10:45 PM
    Man, talk about a desperate franchise. What’s it like to have a convicted felon on the team, Eagirls fans? Especially one as dirt-stupid and irresponsible as Michael Vick?
    ———————————————
    Pretty funny coming from a Dallas fan. Um………Pacman Jones, anyone?
    At least the Eagles owner didn’t allow his team to practice inside a death trap.

  22. This is a media coup by the Eagles, it takes all the focus off the Franchise QB, all the “this is the last chance” hype!
    All the injury nightmares etc. etc. They have just deflected all the criticism of the Front office maneuvers, to a singular one “Vick Yea or Nay”
    While I am not a fan of Michael Vick, as a quarterback, or as a person, this was a master stroke by the Eagles!
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  23. Why are we upset?
    You have to look at the mindset of a person like Vicks. Facts are facts. Pit Bulls are one of the most powerful dogs–so imagine the fight that each dog gave as MICHAEL VICKS held their head under water to a slow death, or how he literally threw them to the ground until their backs were broken, used jumper cables to electrocute or when he hung them from trees sometimes “hammock style.” Come on people–that is some pretty intense cruelty!!!
    Whether you are an “animal lover” or not one has to see that this level of cruelty is something that should never be rewarded, much less be placed within an arena with children who idolize a football player.
    Animals feel pain just as intensely as we do–how on earth could a team want that evil energy? What Teammate would want to align with that.
    Sad day for philly– you just lost a fan. VOTE YOUR $ DOLLAR PHILLY–The sponsors need to know our thoughts!

  24. Redsquare,
    Not that you’re a reasonable person, no. You’re a complete douche, but I’ll give you an example anyway.
    McNabb under center, Jackson and Maclin lined up on the right, Vick lined up on the left, BWest and Weaver in the backfield.
    Where’s the ball going? The obvious choices are there, but Vick can end around and run OR throw.
    The Wildcat might be bust in it’s second season of popularity, but confusing the defense with odd-look formations will never go out of style, because it often works.

  25. “At least the Eagles owner didn’t allow his team to practice inside a death trap.”
    Right, they just hired an executioner. haha

  26. It’s no wonder that franchises like this haven’t won an NFL title in 50 years! The vast majority of NFL teams wouldn’t give this FELON a tender at the veteran minimum, but the Iggles gave this thug a $7mil contract??? Couldn’t have been jammed down the throats of a more deserving fan base…Iggle fans

  27. VoxVeritas says:
    August 14, 2009 10:51 AM
    “Where’s the ball going?”
    To Westbrook in the flat, as usual.
    ————
    That’s funny, because plays like that seem to win playoff games. What sort of games does Romo’s passes win? Just plain old regular season, I guess. Except, of course, when it’s the last regular season win a team needs to get into the playoffs. Then Romo’s passes are going to Sheldon Brown.

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