Sam Farmer of the L.A. Times reported earlier today that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would meet Thursday with Eagles quarterback Mike Vick regarding Vick’s potential full reinstatement to the league.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen confirms that a meeting occurred, and he reports that a decision could be announced as soon as Friday.
The meeting, per Mort, occurred at the Eagles’ hotel in New Jersey, where they are preparing to face the Jets in the preseason finale.
Meanwhile, Goodell will appear on Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio (Sirius 123/XM 144) at 3:30 p.m. ET. (We’ve got a feeling Goodell might be asked about the situation by host Chris Russo.)
Appearing last night on Mad Dog Radio was NBC’s Tony Dungy, Vick’s mentor/adviser. Dungy told host Andy Gresh that Vick “has done everything the Commissioner has asked,” and that Dungy thinks Vick could be reinstated as soon as Week Two.
“I hadn’t had a whole, whole lot of dealings with the Commissioner before this,” Dungy said, “but he really has earned my respect with the way he’s handled this and what I’ve seen is a guy who, yeah, he cares about the National Football League and what Mike Vick the player is doing but he’s really gone above and beyond to help Mike Vick as a young man and I appreciate that.”
Vick will play tonight for the Eagles, getting multiple series as an every-down quarterback after Kevin Kolb exits the game.