Report: Michael Vick is expected to be released Friday

During an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning on Tuesday, ESPN’s John Clayton reported that it looks like the Philadelphia Eagles will release quarterback Michael Vick by Friday.

“It doesn’t sound like they’re going to try to renegoiate his contract and if that’s going to be the case he’ll be released,” said Clayton.  “Now that doesn’t close the door for him trying to re-sign, but there’s no way they’re going to guarantee him $45.5 million over the next three years.  They still have a few days to reach out, but you kind of get the idea that the fact that Chip Kelly is still not in the position to make the decision on Michael Vick.  He’s sorting out the defensive coordinator position.  He’s sorting out a lot of different things in his coaching staff, and the big decision he’s going to have to make is what he’s going to do at quarterback.  It just doesn’t seem there’s enough time right now for him to be able to keep Vick under the current contract.  So come later this week on Friday it looks like he’ll be released, available to everyone else, including the Philadelphia Eagles.”

When the Eagles do release Vick, I believe the odds are that he’ll re-sign with them since they give him the best chance to start next season.

Update: According to Birds 24/7, Vick won’t be cut before Feb. 6th, which is Wednesday.  It sounds like there’s also a chance he may not get released this week and could remain on the roster into next week.  We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

Update: Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times is saying that Clayton has now claimed that VIck will be released on Wednesday.

Looks like we’ll have to wait and see what happens with these conflicting reports.




  1. TheGreatOz says

    Oh please let them get rid of this over paid talentless dolt. Let’s work some new young talent in, pay them Vick’s money and take a year or two to re-group. Andy ruined the last years of his career with “second chances” for this criminal.

  2. Anonymous says

    YOU people on your high horse better come down before you get thrown down like your a bunch of saints or something

  3. John says

    No high horse. Just facts. He’s a few steps slow, unable to read a defense, and the rest of the league has adjusted to his return to the game. He had lightning in a bottle for 6 games in 2010. From then he has stunk out the joint. Cut him loose.

  4. Randy Anderson says

    Please remember this saying, ” one man’ s trash is another man treasure.” For those of you who are so quick to point finger at this man, be careful, he made a mistake, he paid a price to society already, ok, please stop castigating this man. We all have our day .

  5. Lou says

    Jim Mora Sr. was right, Vick is a “coach killer”, who wants to pay that kind of money for a guy to lead the league in turnovers, nothing decides an NFL game more than turnovers. Jay Cutler is also a “coach killer”., first Shanahan and now Lovie Smith, one more in line.

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