Nine days ago, the Associated Press squared off with ESPN over reports that the Eagles are considering cutting ties with quarterback Mike Vick.
Now, it’s Yahoo! Sports versus the Philadelphia Inquirer.
As compelling battles go, these brouhahas falls somewhere between Spain versus the Netherlands and Alien versus Predator. Still, with two weeks to go until camps start to open, we’ll take whatever drama we can get.
On Sunday, Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reported that a high-ranking Eagles source said that the option of cutting Vick remains “absolutely” on the table. Today, Jeff McLane of the Inquirer reports that “Eagles sources continue to insist Vick will be at camp barring something new and revelatory.”
So what gives? Apparently, there’s a (wait for it) schism in Philly. Some in the organization want to move on, and some want to stay put — or at a minimum, they want to preserve leverage for trading Vick and/or trading for his replacement, like Ravens No. 3 quarterback Troy Smith.
Either way, this isn’t what the Eagles bargained for 11 months ago, when the shocked the NFL world by providing the platform for Vick’s much-discussed second chance.