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Vick coming back?

Posted on: July 21, 2009 8:33 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2009 12:34 am
Here's what I'm hearing on the Michael Vick situation: The word, according to one source, is that Vick will be given permission to sign with an NFL team in the next week or so, but he will not be re-instated before then.

That means he'll likely be twisting in the wind.

The problem with that scenario is that teams will be reluctant to sign him to a contract with the length of any supsension by the league still undetermined. That would be another cruel blow to Vick's playing status.

Vick is expected to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the next week or so to discuss his re-instatement after his sentence for his role in a dog-fighting ring ended Monday.

Goodell will likely announce then that Vick can sign with any team, but there pending suspension is to be determined. That would allow Vick to take part in training camp and the preseason if a team signs him.

That would be a big if, with the potential of a half-season suspension, which is why some will say that scenario isn't exactly fair to Vick.

He could opt to play in the UFL, but the word is he wants to exhaust all NFL possibilities first. The UFL is willing to pay him a substantial salary to play in the league, according to a source, probably more than he'd make in the NFL.

At any rate, the Vick situation might become messier before it clears up.

Category: NFL
Tags: Michael Vick

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: July 21, 2009 9:28 pm

Vick coming back?

I say let him play.  Trust me, when this all happened I was out for blood, but look what the guy lost.  I always said you can take the man out of the hood but you can't take the hood out of the man... BUT, you can if you cost him 2 years of his life and about $250M.  Stallworth killed a guy and got 24 days... Vick paid his debt to society.

Since: Aug 14, 2007
Posted on: July 21, 2009 9:12 pm

Vick coming back?

Mike Vick did his time, served his penalty, let the man play.  Roger Godell is killing football.  if he was really doing his job he would want to put fans in their seats, this guy sat out, did time, let him play. 

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: July 21, 2009 9:07 pm

Vick coming back?

If I were Mike Vick I would have already signed that UFL contract and would be on a team waiting for training camp to start. Like it says he will probably make more money to start in the UFL, and would most likely get the chance to start as well. Going straight back into the NFL for him is almost a lose lose situation at this point. Teams don't know if he will be able to play day 1, on top of the fact that he is already 2 years out of football. He honestly doesn't deserve any more missed games. He missed two full seasons, he lost his starting job, hell he even lost his roster spot on the Falcons. He needs time to build back-up to being the Vick he was before this whole thing went down. The UFL would be a good stepping stone to get back into the NFL's eyes in a good light. Besides let's face it when you are in jail what better do you have to do than work out? He can't be in bad shape so he has the potential to light it up after a bit of time learning a new offense. Many people have pointed to the Pats as an eventual landing spot in a wildcat formation but when you look at their roster they already have a kid by the name of Kevin O'Connel who is an athletic back-up qb for them. If they needed a wildcat qb he would be able to fill that role, he may not strike fear into opponents like Vick has in his past but at the same time why go out and sign a guy with bad publicity surrounding him when you can stick with a squeaky clean back-up who has been learning the ropes in this offense already. Personally I think he would honestly be a better fit somewhere like San Francisco where he could compete for a starting job as a qb, as well as see time as the wildcat qb.

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