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Eagles not interested in keeping Michael Vick as backup QB

After five seasons with Philly, Michael Vick apparently will apparently be looking for a new team.   (Getty Images)
After five seasons with Philly, Michael Vick apparently will be looking for a new team. (Getty Images)

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The Philadelphia Eagles will not be bringing back Michael Vick, according to league and team sources.

The Eagles are going in a different direction with the backup quarterback spot, and are not interested in retaining Vick, sources said. Nick Foles is their starter and they will explore other veterans to help man the position.

Sources say Vick's injury history has given Philly pause, and he will explore other options in free agency. The Jets, Raiders and other teams are monitoring Vick. Vick played previously for Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg in Philadelphia.

Vick joined the Eagles in 2009. In 2010 he won the Comeback Player of the Year award after throwing for 21 touchdowns and running for nine to lead Philly to the playoffs.

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