Tip Sheet notes: Vick done in Philly?
Originally Published: January 15, 2010By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
To retain Michael Vick for 2010, the Philadelphia Eagles must pay the part-time quarterback a seven-figure option bonus by March 5, and even in an uncapped season (as next year is expected to be), that's an awful lot of money for owner Jeff Lurie to ante up for a guy who played so sparingly this season.
Don't expect the soap opera with Vick to last nearly so long.
In fact, ESPN.com has confirmed the two sides could meet as early as next week to begin dialogue toward a resolution of Vick's status for 2010. While Vick enjoyed his one season in Philadelphia, and agrees that the strong support group with which he was surrounded aided him in getting his life and career back on track, he has made it clear he would like a legitimate shot at an NFL starting job in some team's training camp next summer.
And he certainly isn't likely to get it in Philadelphia, where the incessant trade rumors surrounding Donovan McNabb are unfounded and three-year vet Kevin Kolb is still regarded as the franchise's quarterback for the long term. So the Vick camp will likely press for his release from the Eagles well in advance of the March 5 deadline. And because of the option payment, they're apt to get it.
To read the rest of Pasquarelli's Tip Sheet notes, you must be an ESPN Insider.
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Rivers, Chargers hand Broncos rare home loss
- Three people stabbed in Broncos' parking lot
- Rangers take Seahawks QB Wilson in draft
- Bears to start Cutler at QB against Browns
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
2009 NFL PLAYOFFS: ROAD TO MIAMI