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.