But reports that Vick could be on the way out in Philadelphia are continuing.
The latest report comes from Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, who reported on Twitter Sunday morning that a high-ranking source inside the Eagles said the option of cutting Vick is “absolutely” on the table.
Robinson also reported that some Eagles executives are upset about Vick’s continued ties to his dogfighting co-defendant Quanis Phillips, who was shot outside Vick’s birthday party last month.
The terms of Vick’s probation bar him from having contact with Phillips, and according to Robinson, the team thinks Vick is continuing to choose to spend time with Phillips anyway. Although some Vick supporters have suggested that Phillips crashed Vick’s birthday party, Robinson reports that those claims “don’t appear to be holding a lot of water,” and that Vick at the very least isn’t making a great effort to stay away from Phillips.
Frankly, it would be dumb of the Eagles not to at least consider the possibility that they won’t have Vick on their roster this season, and dumb not to have a Plan B for their No. 2 quarterback. The Eagles will apparently continue to claim publicly that cutting Vick is not an option. Then again, they also claimed publicly that their starting quarterback this season would be Donovan McNabb.