NFL Rumors: Michael Vick drawing interest from Jaguars and Vikings

By John Breech |

Will Michael Vick be joining Adrian Peterson in Minnesota? (USATSI)
Will Michael Vick be joining Adrian Peterson in Minnesota? (USATSI)

A lot happened in the NFL on Thursday. We learned that every team except for the Eagles wants to sign Michael Vick and we also learned that the Seahawks likely won't re-sign Michael Bennett before free agency starts on March 11. Also, a few guys were cut.

Trying to keep tabs on everything that happens in the NFL on any given offseason day can be overwhelming sometimes, so we've decided to put it all in once place for you.

That place is here.

Here's the news, notes and rumors that you may have missed from March 6.

The Eagle hasn't landed

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Wednesday that the Eagles have zero interest in keeping Michael Vick on the team so that begs the question, where will Vick end up?

La Canfora believes that Vick's most likely landing spot is with the Jets. From the sound of it though, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson would like it a lot better if Vick ended up in Minnesota. Peterson tweeted on Thursday that he thinks Vick would make the Vikings a playoff team. Vick-to-the-Vikings may not be as far-fetched as it sounds. According to ProFootballTalk, if Matt Cassel doesn't end up re-signing with Minnesota, the Vikings would be 'very interested' in Vick.

If Vick doesn't end up in Minnesota, has reported that the Jaguars are interested in the 33-year-old quarterback. The Bills and Raiders could also be options for Vick.

Hit the road Jack

  • Between now and March 11, a lot of players are going to be cut. It happened on Tuesday, it happened on Wednesday, it happened on Thursday and it will happen on Friday. Among the players released on Thursday was Colts center Samson Satele, the move will free up $4 million in cap space for Indianapolis. The seven-year veteran, who signed with the Colts in 2012, started 24 games over two seasons for Indianapolis.

  • The Colts wild-card opponents in 2013 also made a couple of moves on Thursday. Kansas City cut linebacker Robert James and tight end Dominique Jones.

  • The Vikings also made two moves. Minnesota released wide receiver Greg Childs and defensive tackle Letroy Guion. Childs was a 2012 fourth-round pick who has been limited by injuries. As for Guion, he's started 28 games over the past two seasons. Guion's release should free up almost $4 million in cap space for Minnesota.


  • If former Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson hired movers, they're not going to have go very far. Jackson will be making the move from Cleveland to Indianapolis after signing with the Colts on Thursday. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports that Jackson's deal is for four years and worth $22 million, including $11 million in guaranteed money.

  • The Jaguars are almost $60 million under the salary cap and they used some of that money on Thursday to re-sign tight end Clay Harbor and offensive tackles Cameron Bradfield and Sam Young. Bradfield started 11 games for Jacksonville after the Jaguars shipped Eugene Monroe off to Baltimore in October.

  • The Bengals also re-signed an offensive lineman who started several games in 2013. Guard Mike Pollak, who started five games last season, agreed to terms with Cincinnati. According to, Pollak's deal is for three years.

  • Thursday was a big day for Titans defensive end Ropati Pitoitua. Pitoitua welcomed a newborn son into the world and then followed that up an hour later by agreeing to a three-year, $9.6 million deal with the Titans, according to the Tennessean. Pitoitua started 13 games and finished tied for third on the team in sacks with four.


  • The odds of Michael Bennett re-signing with Seattle seem to get smaller by the day. According to, the defensive end will be testing the waters of free agency and won't be re-signing with the Seahawks before March 11.

  • Speaking of defensive ends, if Osi Umenyiora wants to stay in Atlanta, he's going to have to take a pay cut to do it. The Falcons reportedly want Umenyiora to make less than the $3.5 million he's scheduled to pull in for 2014. That seems like a lot to ask the guy who led your team in sacks like Umenyiora did with the Falcons in 2013.

  • Josh McCown's days in Chicago could be numbered. The Bears backup quarterback, who went 3-2 as a starter in 2013, is 'unlikely' to re-sign with Chicago, according to Options for McCown could include Tampa Bay or the Jets. La Canfora could see McCown landing in Minnesota.

  • Fans in Green Bay might need a new fan-favorite because old fan-favorite John Kuhn might not be back in 2014. According to, the Packers have no plans to re-sign Kuhn before free agency begins on March 11. That doesn't mean Kuhn won't end up back in Green Bay, but it could mean that. If another team makes Kuhn a solid offer, he'll likely take it.

Photo of the day

Arizona's Darnell Dockett has signed this baby alligator to a life-long deal, her name is honey.

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