According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t worried about releasing quarterback Michael Vick before his February 6th roster bonus kicks in. The bonus will guarantee him $3 million of his $16.5 million 2013 salary. Vick’s contract likely won’t be resolved by then.
New coach Chip Kelly is evaluating the situation and how Vick fits in his spread offense. The Eagles are determining how much they might be willing to pay Vick, if they do ask him to take a pay cut. Vick will not absorb any significant salary cut to remain with the Eagles, sources said, but there could be some wiggle room to work something out.
Neither side is being hasty in forcing a conclusion, and the Eagles still could wind up dealing Vick, for instance, once the league year begins March 13. They are not allowed to complete a trade before the Feb. 6 deadline.
As much as some people believe Vick is gone no matter what, it looks like there is a chance he could end up playing for the Eagles next season.
Ultimately I see Vick either getting cut or traded.