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Michael Vick Signs with Eagles

So, all those rumors about the Patriots acquiring disgraced NFL quarterback Michael Vick were unfound and untrue. Vick instead signed a deal with the Patriots’ opponent Thursday night, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Once the highest paid player in the NFL, Vick signed a one-year contract worth $1.3 million with an option for a second year at $5.2 million. He won’t be allowed to play for the Eagles until Week 6, which is when Roger Goodell will decide if Vick should be fully reinstated. 

Vick, 29, hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2006 after serving an 18-month sentence for running a dogfighting ring. After serving his time, the Eagles decided to give Vick a second chance. He won’t compete for a starting job with incumbant Donovan McNabb, but he could play alongside him if the Eagles decide to use the Wild Cat offense.

Of course, PETA was furious with the move.

“PETA and millions of decent football fans around the world are disappointed that the Eagles decided to sign a guy who hung dogs from trees. He electrocuted them with jumper cables and held them under water,” PETA spokesman Dan Shannon told The Associated Press.

Reaction: I expected an NFL team to sign Vick, but I didn’t expect it to be a talented team with a good shot of representing the NFC in the Super Bowl. With Vick, besides the media circus, the Eagles could do some serious damage, assuming he’s as fast and athletic as he used to be. He’s a very dynamic runner and also has a cannon for an arm, so Andy Reid will have fun creating new players that involve both McNabb and Vick.

Will it put the Eagles over the top? Probably not, but the move probably won’t hurt.

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7 comments for “Michael Vick Signs with Eagles”

  1. Leave that man alone let him do him and play footballstop looking at what he’s making let that man be at the end of the he’s human and we all make mistakes

    Posted by teddy of philly | August 20, 2009, 10:18 am
  2. its over , money has nothing to do with personal life , and he is way better then Mcnabb ,Eagles want to win ,and have not done it in 10yrs with McNabb so singing Vick is the smartest thing the Eagles have done since ummm forever …Mcnabb hasnt paid off at 100mil so Paying Vick under 10mil with a greater shot at a superbowl is $$$ well spent ,now all the Eagles need is for Mcnabb to get butterflies and throw up again ,and ta- da a superbowl ring with Vick ,,,he paid his fines and did his time so lets move on ,its not like he was punching strippers or shotting himself in the leg with an illegal handgun,Endangering HUMAN LIFE….

    Posted by harold morgan | August 20, 2009, 4:53 pm
  3. I don’t understand what all the hoopla is about. I mean really I understand he was aware of dogs that were being killed. I got all of that, BUT he served his time, now let’s let the man earn a living! I mean honestly people want him banished from the NFL and society forever because he was aware of dogs being killed. But a person like Donte Stallworth ,can kill a man – get 24 days in jail and not be scrutizined from the public. What is really going on with the world. Since when did the life of an animal trump that of a human being!!!!??

    Posted by Elaine | August 21, 2009, 8:32 pm
  4. Ever since humans became the only organism to have the ability to choose between good and evil. At least Stallworth showed some sense of remorse. I wonder if Vick would still have thought dogfighting was still so great if he had been forced to fight then been electrocuted and dropped on his head. You know he wouldn’t.

    Posted by John | August 22, 2009, 9:27 am
  5. i think they should beat him then throw him in the pool!!!!!!!

    Posted by dee | August 22, 2009, 1:27 pm
  6. You people don’t understand, “Aware of dogs being killed?” He killed them himself. Which did he enjoy the most, drowning, hanging or electrocuting?

    Those dogs died horrible deaths making him money.

    He should make a living an honest way.

    Posted by joyce danglade | August 22, 2009, 1:48 pm
  7. men this guy is crazy imagine the cruelity. well judge not least u be judge. let give him a second chance here guyz

    Posted by shiloh | August 31, 2009, 10:43 am

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