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Eagles’ position on Vick hasn’t changed

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At the Scouting Combine, Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman told Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that the team plans to follow the lead of quarterback Mike Vick.  The free-agent-to-be wants to have a chance to start, and the Eagles will be ready to talk if/when he doesn’t find that opportunity.

In response to a new report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports that Vick will not be back with the Eagles under any circumstances, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that, from the team’s perspective, nothing has changed in the 13 days since Roseman spoke on the matter.

It makes sense for the Eagles to leave a light on for Vick.  He won the starting job after an extended competition with starter Nick Foles, and Matt Barkley didn’t show much as a rookie.  Also, Vick knows the system, and while he can’t stay healthy as a starter, he’d be playing only if Foles gets injured.

While other factors including Vick’s salary expectations and willingness to accept being the backup in Philly after being the guy will influence his decision, the Eagles haven’t closed the door on Vick coming back.  Nor should they.

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13 Responses to “Eagles’ position on Vick hasn’t changed”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 5, 2014 7:41 PM

    They shouldn’t close the door, but I don’t think they are in a position to prop open a door for him as far ajar as another can. Other teams will have more money and some will have more play time potentially available, if not both. The Eagles aren’t going to be able to stop Vick from leaving whether they want him to stay or not.

    Vick is a goner. He will be playing with a team that will be more excited to have him.

  2. riflemanlax says: Mar 5, 2014 7:49 PM

    Someone will snatch him up and build an offense around him. I’d bet on Oakland right now.

    Vick paired with Rashad Jennings, draft a WR early-ish? They could do worse.

  3. durno99 says: Mar 5, 2014 7:59 PM

    Vikings!!!!

  4. phillyeaglefan says: Mar 5, 2014 8:00 PM

    I would have kept him as a backup, but maybe he still thinks he has the opportunity to start somewhere. So now the Eagles should find a quality backup that would be better than Barkley.

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Mar 5, 2014 8:01 PM

    56% CAREER completion percentage

  6. punksinplay says: Mar 5, 2014 8:09 PM

    Not a winning QB.

  7. guachosporlife says: Mar 5, 2014 8:33 PM

    Who would want a QB that just can’t stay healthy? He’s washed up.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 5, 2014 8:37 PM

    Nick Foles is gold. Foles’ Gold.

  9. 21stnprime says: Mar 5, 2014 8:53 PM

    He would be a good stopgap in Houston if they draft the Eastern Illinois kid in the second round

  10. princeopus says: Mar 5, 2014 9:11 PM

    Minnesota is a great spot for him,face it,all the top qbs will be gone before they pick,they could have Vick to hold the team with ponder as the backup ,while bringing along someone like mccarron or mettenberg

  11. douchebigelow says: Mar 5, 2014 9:25 PM

    Their trophy case hasn’t changed either, still empty

    1960

  12. eagleseagleseagles says: Mar 6, 2014 12:47 AM

    good riddance.

  13. oldbyrd says: Mar 6, 2014 6:32 PM

    He is the best Insurance policy we could buy.

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