Posted by will Brinson
Michael Vick, who recently caught some flak for missing a charity event, will sign his franchise tender on Wednesday to ensure that he's taking snaps for the Eagles on 2011.
That's according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inqurier, who reports this morning that Vick will ink the deal today.
Vick's decision to do so makes him the seventh player to sign his franchise tag since teams started applying them, and it also means he'll make more than $16 million in 2011, the average of the top five quarterback salaries in the NFL.
It also gives hims a substantial raise from the %5.25 million base salary he made in 2010, and is another step in a stunning comeback from bankruptcy and jail.
Vick's goal is obviously to secure a long-term deal -- it's believed that the Eagles are interested in that as well, especially considering the possibility that the franchise tag won't even exist once a new CBA is reached.
Another reason the Eagles may be eager to lock up Vick is the possibility of Kevin Kolb being dealt -- his stock's through the roof, and if there's a CBA before the draft in April, it's entirely likely that he could fetch a first round draft pick.
That would likely necessitate the Eagles giving Vick a longer deal. But either way, he's being
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