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Vick, Eagles in initial stages of contract talks

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It has been widely believed that the Eagles won’t do a long-term deal with quarterback Mike Vick until later in the season, after they see whether he will continue to play in 2011 like he played in 2010.

Though it’s possible that the deal won’t be done until the regular season has commenced, the talks have at least begun.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that initial conversations have occurred.  The content of those discussions, and the timeline for a potential resolution, isn’t known.

The fact that Vick’s one-year contract — and thus his one-year cap number — currently sits at $16 million could be nudging the Eagles toward an extension that would count less against the $123 million minimum in 2011.  (The official salary cap is $120 million per team, but each team can choose to go over the limit by $3 million this year, so the real cap is $123 million.)

At a time when players like receiver DeSean Jackson are looking for long-term deals, extending Vick’s contract would be an easy way to create cap room.  The real question is whether the Eagles need to see more from Vick before they’ll be comfortable with giving him even more money.

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35 Responses to “Vick, Eagles in initial stages of contract talks”
  1. gumbogumbo says: Jul 28, 2011 2:29 PM

    Sign him up! Vick went from ashy to classy and thus deserves a contract.

  2. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Jul 28, 2011 2:32 PM

    Only a couple years ago philly fans wouldn’t have given a 2 day old whiz wit to a starving Mike Vick on a street corner.. but now… well it’s pathetic.

  3. 7to10for6allday says: Jul 28, 2011 2:36 PM

    That is a smart move…..extend Vick for a 4 year deal bc you know they’re gonna do it anyway. Thus way they have more cap room. Sign Tulloch, get DRC, beef up the lines a bit more and we are in good shape. Ps- giants, cowboys and skins blow! Go birds!

  4. trbowman says: Jul 28, 2011 2:36 PM

    Vick was a flash in the pan last year. Philly will regret giving him a long term deal.

  5. onebadace says: Jul 28, 2011 2:36 PM

    I say get him signed on with a contract. His arm strength is there, his accuracy has improved, and he’s still got efficient speed. It’s a no-brainer for a guy who was in MVP talks last year and didn’t even play every game.

  6. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 28, 2011 2:37 PM

    Hopefully they lock up Jackson and Vick with long term deals.

  7. goawayeverybody says: Jul 28, 2011 2:38 PM

    Hey Jermon Bushrod just signed a two year deal with the Saints. Why is this site so far behind on everything?

  8. chescobirdfan says: Jul 28, 2011 2:41 PM

    Well… This is okay.. But you gotta do the same for that little number 10.. He is special and cannot be left to fly the coop…

  9. chrisvegas says: Jul 28, 2011 2:41 PM

    Sign him!!!! Then Desean Jackson that way our offense is stacked for the next couple of years!!!!!

  10. forthehaters says: Jul 28, 2011 2:43 PM

    Sign Him and free up money for Desean Jackson.

  11. karlpilkington says: Jul 28, 2011 2:43 PM

    I thought we heard that Fat Andy and company were going to be so aggressive in FA. One guy holding out and one guy who is a dog killer. Thats aggressive?

  12. eagleswin says: Jul 28, 2011 2:44 PM

    I think they’ll regret giving Vick a longterm deal. He’s improved as a passer but his main asset is still his legs. I would look for his attitude to regress this year as well. We saw some of that towards the end of last year.

  13. kspl1 says: Jul 28, 2011 2:51 PM

    So how much do u need to see from Vick. That’s crazy, he’s not a rookie, he was a 3-time pro bowler before co
    Ing to Philly. People kill me, kolb plays for 10 minutes and crowned a franchise qb, vicks a 4-time pro bowler and still ha to prove sumthin. GTFOH

  14. chescobirdfan says: Jul 28, 2011 2:51 PM

    Get off the “dogkiller” thing.. Hasn’t the guy proven he’s sorry about that and paid his debt? I have always had dogs and love them and I was appalled when they first signed him.. But good QB or not, it’s time to give the guy a break..

  15. chrisvegas says: Jul 28, 2011 2:52 PM

    eagleswin says:
    Jul 28, 2011 2:44 PM
    I think they’ll regret giving Vick a longterm deal. He’s improved as a passer but his main asset is still his legs. I would look for his attitude to regress this year as well. We saw some of that towards the end of last year.

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    Really? You haven’t noticed he can throw the ball 90 Yards. The guy not only has great legs but he has a monster arm. SIGN HIM! This is a NO BRAINER!

  16. mad5555 says: Jul 28, 2011 2:52 PM

    I love reading the haters comments. Because when vick pisses on your team with amazing ability, all I can do is laugh. Stop hating and worry about your team going nowhere in boring fashion.

  17. dcbassguy says: Jul 28, 2011 2:52 PM

    If this all works out, Vick will remember that the Eagles were the team that gave him a chance when he was down. He’ll agree to a nice contract, but not one that kills the team. He needs weapons around him, and defense to win games. Hopefully he remembers that. I can’t see the Eagles giving him huge money, so it could get ugly if that’s what he is expecting.

  18. ltcowboysfan72 says: Jul 28, 2011 2:54 PM

    You can get a good porcelain doll on Ebay for $30.00…So that should set the rate for Vick’s contract.

  19. sasquash20 says: Jul 28, 2011 2:55 PM

    I’m an Eagles fan and I realize hes probably the best quarterback we can have for the next couple of seasons. I don’t think hes good enough to win it all. The pass he made at the end of the Packers game was just dumb. He forced it when he could have thrown it away and tried again. There wasn’t a lot of time, but there was enough to not have to force a ball down field to the end zone. I don’t know if hes smart enough to handle the pressure at the end of the game and still stay cool and deliver the ball to the right target. Not many QBs are. But with all that being said they need to lock him up if they want to compete. I will never like Vick because of what he did, but when facing facts hes the best we have. God I hate so much.

  20. raijinnokumo says: Jul 28, 2011 2:57 PM

    They should be looking for his eventual replacement not giving him a long-term deal.

  21. phillyphan975 says: Jul 28, 2011 2:57 PM

    ***DONE DEAL*** Kolb goes to AZ for DRC and 2nd round pick… Details on Kolb’s contract with in the hour…

  22. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 28, 2011 2:58 PM

    honestly, i wouldnt mind seeing kolb stay and having them ship Vick off. We could def pull in at least a 2nd & DRC for Vick.

    then the tools across america, the ‘keyboard tough guys’ would have nothing to say..
    except the whole philly aint won a SB yet.. DAMNIT !

  23. ltcowboysfan72 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:02 PM

    So how much do u need to see from Vick. That’s crazy, he’s not a rookie, he was a 3-time pro bowler before co
    Ing to Philly. People kill me, kolb plays for 10 minutes and crowned a franchise qb, vicks a 4-time pro bowler and still ha to prove sumthin. GTFOH

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    I really wouldn’t use the whole “pro bowler” thing as an argument…there are a lot of players that go to the Pro Bowl that don’t deserve it.

  24. polishrod says: Jul 28, 2011 3:03 PM

    ltcowboysfan72 says:Jul 28, 2011 2:54 PM

    You can get a good porcelain doll on Ebay for $30.00…So that should set the rate for Vick’s contract.

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    Ha Ha, that was pretty funny….

    Almost as funny as giving Roy Williams $54MM dollars. I think that’s about $560,000 per catch. Nice score there Chief

  25. usmutts says: Jul 28, 2011 3:06 PM

    @eaglesfootballfan:
    “Hopefully, they lock up Jackson and Vick with a long term deal.”

    Well, in my opinion: Hopefully, they lock up Vick with a long term sentence.

    He never served a minute for torturing and murdering helpless animals.

  26. jh500 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:07 PM

    Vick is a 4 time pro bowler, and nearly led a team,by himself, to the super bowl when he didn’t give a crap. Sign him. He can do whatever he wants to do with my dog as long as he wins a super bowl.

  27. kyle040386 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:10 PM

    90% of you sound like you don’t watch football, you just blog about your personal feelings towards players…and jimmymcnulty might be the dumbest person on here, have you ever been to philadelphia during the vick era sir? the only people that nver liked him were the people who couldnt get over the dog thing

  28. usmutts says: Jul 28, 2011 3:16 PM

    All he served time for was illegally “sponsering” a interstate dog-fighting ring. It was a violation of the federal RICO law that landed him in jail. He never served a minute for maiming, torturing or killing dogs, but for “sponsering” one…just one.

    Now he’s getting a big contract with the Eagles and he’s gotten a big endorsement contract with Nike. I, and all my friends who love dogs, have already notified Nike that we’ll no longer buy their stuff. Lately, Nike has once again been cited for using child labor.

    Vick and Nike and the Eagles: disgraceful.

  29. pnut87 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:22 PM

    Does his contract include a back up QB? He’s gonna need one.

  30. rysmith07 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:27 PM

    The Eagles have already comitted to Vick as their starter for the next few years anyway, might as well extend him to keep him happy and lower the cap hit.

    Now that Kolb is gone, they should use a high pick next year on a QB to groom for 2 or 3 years down the road.

  31. scudbot says: Jul 28, 2011 3:51 PM

    If Vick is smart – I know, I know – he’ll hold out now for as much as he can get in air-tight guaranteed money. Recuperating from surgery is not a good time to negotiate.

  32. cleverbob says: Jul 28, 2011 4:06 PM

    Like it or not, the Nike endorsement deal proves that Vick is marketable again.

    The People have spoken. Capitalism, baby.

  33. bryjord says: Jul 28, 2011 4:16 PM

    The dogfighting needs to be done with at this point. You don’t have to agree with what he got, but he did the time that he had to do and that was assigned by the court system. Is he now supposed to say “I dont want my job, and I dont want money?”, No. He is a super talent and he is a top 10 starter in the NFL.

    Having said that, the issue with Vick is that he NEVER plays all 16 games and he will not this season. There is a risk signing a guy that is injury prone, and there is also a risk with guys that have had past attitude issues. We see guys drop rounds in the draft and lose money for things they did 4 years prior all of the time, and Vick in the past hasn’t been the hardest worker in the league.

    They are obligated to sign him long term because he is now the guy, and he did earn it last season. I can see why they may have small doubts though. Jackson is another story. He is a ticking time bomb health wise, and despite his skill is under sized badly. Also, the guy played like a chump to avoid injury last season on numerous occasions. He is a typical WR in the league with a poor attitude. Maclin is more of a “Philly” style player IMO.

  34. tigrrrr says: Jul 28, 2011 8:06 PM

    Vick doesnt deserve an NFL contract… Never the less an extention.
    Loser!

  35. qdog112 says: Jul 30, 2011 9:29 AM

    Laughable! There is a question about extending the most exciting player in the league. Done deal.

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