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Steelers QB Mike Vick accurate short in relief Sunday
Steelers backup quarterback Michael Vick completed 5 of 6 passes for 38 yards after coming on for Ben Roethlisberger in the third quarter Sunday in St. Louis. Roethlisberger had to be carted off the field with a knee injury and there is a big concern that he could miss a number of weeks. If that's the case, Vick will be the starter for at least Week 4, which unfortunately for the Steelers will come Thursday against Baltimore. Vick still has plenty of weapons around him, namely receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell, and he could get wideout Martavis Bryant back in Week 5, making him a decent Fantasy option in most formats.
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Steelers sign QB Michael Vick; place Gradkowski on IR
The Steelers signed quarterback Michael Vick and placed Bruce Gradkowski on the injured reserve list on Tuesday, the team announced. Pittsburgh was in need of a backup quarterback after Gradkowski dislocated a finger in his left hand, requiring surgery. Vick played in 10 games for the Jets last season. He passed for 604 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Report: Vick to meet with Steelers; Gradkowski having finger surgery
Former Falcons, Eagles and Jets quarterback Michael Vick is headed to Pittsburgh to meet with the Steelers, a league source told ESPN. The Steelers have developed a need for quarterback depth since Bruce Gradkowski dislocated a finger on his left hand and is having surgery Tuesday, a source told ESPN.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Report: Jets, Michael Vick pass at potential reunion
The Jets spoke with the agent for quarterback Michael Vick about the potential of Vick rejoining the team in Geno Smith's absence, a source told the NFL Network. However, both parties felt a reunion wasn't in their best interests. Vick was with the Jets during the 2014 season. At one point, he supplanted Smith as the starting quarterback before Smith returned to the role after Vick made three starts. Vick has appeared in 138 games (112 starts) in his NFL career. He went 1-2 as a starter in 2014. He made 10 appearances last season, completing 52.9 percent of his passes for 604 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Michael Vick believes he can still start in NFL
Free agent quarterback Michael Vick is confident that he can still start in the NFL, if he gets an opportunity. At a golf tournament in Washington, Vick replied, "Absolutely, yeah I do (think I can start)," per NFL.com. "I think when you're a veteran, you can do it," he said. "You understand everything that goes on throughout the course of an NFL season, throughout the course of a preseason. So you know how to pace yourself. You've just got to stay training. You've just got to work out. You have to make sure when you go in that you're in tip-top shape and not lagging, because if you do, it's going to show." Vick was a backup for the Jets last season.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Free agent QB Michael Vick: 'Last year was a wake-up call'
Veteran quarterback Michael Vick is a man without a team. He's 34 years old. And the last game he played in the NFL caused him to be benched. Vick hit rock-bottom with a 7-for-19 effort for the Jets in a loss to Buffalo last November. But he's working to prove that he'd be a worthy addition. "I still feel like I can help a football team win a couple of games," he told the Virginian-Pilot. Vick, who has been working out at a facility owned by former Dolphins standout receiver Chris Chambers, questioned his drive after last season. He said he went "back to the drawing board" and sought to gain five pounds while maintaining his speed and quickness against linemen and linebackers who have gained a step on him over the years. "At the end of the day, football is what I love to do," he said. "When you have passion for it, you have to sacrifice and put the hard work in. ... Sometimes, it takes certain things to wake you up and (last year) was certainly a wake-up call for me."
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
Report: Browns offered Josh Gordon to Eagles for Nick Foles
The Eagles rejected a trade that would have sent wide receiver Josh Gordon from Cleveland to Philadelphia in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles, according to ESPN. The Browns allegedly made the offer prior to the 2013 season. At the time, Gordon was set to face a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Foles was recently named the team's backup behind Michael Vick. Chip Kelly, who was in his first year as the Eagles' head coach, reportedly had some concerns about Gordon's suspension, but was also high on Foles. While both players produced in 2013, Gordon has continued to get himself in trouble with the league. Foles had a bit of a down year in 2014, but played in just eight games after a collarbone injury. Foles is expected to head into next season as Philadelphia's starter. Gordon has been suspended for the entire season after testing positive for alcohol in a recent drug test.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Report: Jets unlikely to bring Michael Vick back in 2015
The Jets are not expected to bring back free agent quarterback Michael Vick in 2015, a league source told Metro New York. Vick is a free agent in 2015, and the Jets are willing to let him test the market. At this point, a return to New York will depend on what the Jets do in free agency and in the draft. The 34-year-old veteran passed for 604 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in 10 appearances. He recently told reporters he believes he has a "good, solid two years" left in his career.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Michael Vick: Jameis Winston is 'future of the NFL'
When Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston does make it to the NFL, he will already have the support of Jets quarterback Michael Vick. Despite Winston's troubles away from the field, Vick believes Winston will be the league's next big star. "I think he's the future of the NFL," Vick said, per ESPN. While some NFL teams are concerned about Winston's character, Vick believes Winston's talent on the field will overshadow any mistakes he makes off it. "But I do know one thing: He may make some poor decisions, but he gets on that football field and he plays his ass off," Vick said. "Yeah, he can mature. He'll mature. I see him maturing as time goes on. Like, this year hasn't been as bad of a year as the first year was for Jameis. I think the kid will continue to improve."
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Report: Jets QB Vick has $18 million debt nearly paid
Jets quarterback Michael Vick is on the brink of paying off nearly $18 million owed to creditors, ESPN has reported. Vick filed for bankruptcy protection in July 2008. He served a year-and-a-half in prison for taking part in a dogfighting ring. It took him nearly seven years to pay off the debt.