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Report: Mike Vick will be back next season with the Eagles

The Mike Vick Experience reportedly will remain in Philly, after all.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who one week ago screwed the pooch (sorry to be so technical) with a report that quarterback Donovan McNabb could be traded to the Rams by the end of the week, if not the end of the day, reports that “team sources” say Vick will return for 2010.

It’s not a ludicrous suggestion, given that it appears McNabb will be traded somewhere, which will create the need for a backup to Kevin Kolb.

But we aren’t willing to accept at face value anything that “team sources” are saying.  The Eagles put the word out regarding an intention to keep Vick before the launch of the trading period, presumably to persuade other teams to believe that they weren’t willing to take the best offer they receive — and possibly to get Vick to quit trying to dictate the terms of his ongoing employment.

Much can change between now and September.  And if the Eagles can get folks to accept the notion that Vick isn’t going anywhere (which should be easy to do, given that the team can’t find anyone willing to offer anything more than a late-round pick for his services), the Eagles may be able to generate some leverage if/when someone needs a quarterback in May, June, July, or August.

For now, though, the Eagles seem to be willing to keep Vick — if for no reason other than to maintain credibility in the future when another player is available via trade, and when a potential trade partner believes that the Eagles are bluffing when they say they’ll keep the player.

Barring injury to Kolb, it means that Vick ultimately will have gone four full seasons without any extensive regular-season playing time — which will make it even harder for him to find a home come 2011, the year in which he’ll celebrate his 31st birthday.

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12 Responses to “Report: Mike Vick will be back next season with the Eagles”
  1. brownsfn says: Mar 31, 2010 9:36 PM

    Vick is a class A scumbag…

  2. Hooby says: Mar 31, 2010 9:37 PM

    good. theres much mre to be done with him if andy is willing to get creative enough. and of course, as always,
    *queue the vick hate speeches*

  3. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 31, 2010 9:39 PM

    “Barring injury to Kolb, it means that Vick ultimately will have gone four full seasons without any extensive regular-season playing time — which will make it even harder for him to find a home come 2011, the year in which he’ll celebrate his 31st birthday.”
    Barring a miracle from Jesus, Vick will never start again. Hell he shouldn’t have been starting to begin with.

  4. HereThere says: Mar 31, 2010 9:39 PM

    In related news, Bernard Hopkins just got a hard-on.

  5. Dr. Michael says: Mar 31, 2010 9:40 PM

    The Dog Killer is back and true Eagles fans know that Father of the year Andy Reid has been desperate for 5 years now, when he jumped he shark. Bring back Rich Kotite.

  6. ZwangZ says: Mar 31, 2010 9:40 PM

    shut your pie hole

  7. B The Philly Guy says: Mar 31, 2010 9:41 PM

    Vick will return better next season and make a decent back up. I think Vick is far from being a reliable starter in the NFL. But he worked out pretty good in some Wild Cat formations with the Eagles. Hopefully Eagles will continue to work with him on his arm accuracy to improve his threat when he hops in to the wild cat formation. I just hope they get something good in return for McNabb because even though McNabb is most likely gonna be traded in order for Kolb to step up and show his potential he is still a top 10 QB in the NFL
    B the Philly Guy

  8. bomismorg says: Mar 31, 2010 9:44 PM

    i dont know why people/florio are are over the eagles.i am not an eagle fan (thank god) but what is right is right.the got vick which is a borderline number 1 qb and have him for another year playing as a #3,why is florio saying eagles messed this situation up.#2 they dont have to trade anybody and let the season play out on donovan and kolb,why is florio calling this a mistake also.they have three qbs that can start and do not have to make a move until the 8th week in the season to lock one up.where is the mistakes?ask 50% of the league if they would like a starter let alone 3,eagles are playing it right if the offers arent blowing their mind dont trade.this is why they win every year and my team sucks monkeys

  9. longthoughts says: Mar 31, 2010 9:44 PM

    “Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who one week ago screwed the pooch (sorry to be so technical) with a report that quarterback Donovan McNabb could be traded to the Rams by the end of the week[...]”
    Umm…when was that Pacman to Detroit signing supposed to occur?

  10. GoBrowns19 says: Mar 31, 2010 9:45 PM

    31st birthday?! I’m 33 and I can barely get out of bed in the morning.

  11. CanadianVikingFan says: Mar 31, 2010 9:50 PM

    Vick was a failed project. He was never a passing QB, and nor is he ever going to change. I’m happy for him he got a second chance, but he is getting old and doesn’t have what it takes to be a passing QB when his legs finally give. I hope he has an idea of what he will be doing if he can’t land a job later.

  12. bomismorg says: Mar 31, 2010 9:52 PM

    dr michael sounds dumb,how dumb dr might stand for ged in his mind

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