Eagles Have More Time Than Expected to Decide on Vick & More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistJanuary 29, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 30:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles sits on the bench in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 42-7.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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For months now, we've been citing Feb. 6 as the date at which the Philadelphia Eagles have to either cut or keep Michael Vick. And while Vick is still technically due $3 million on that date, the Eagles aren't, in fact, in a rush to make a decision regarding his future 

Turns out the Eagles would only owe Vick that cash if he weren't to find work elsewhere after being released, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Vick would definitely be signed by someone else as a free agent, so the Eagles can wait until free agency begins in mid-March before cutting him loose or trading him, if that's what they want to do. And it'll very likely be exactly what they want to do. 

The good news is this gives the Eagles a chance to do some extra thinking. The bad news is this extends a debate that we've already become exhausted by,

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...

Dallas Cowboys

From the Dallas Morning News: Turns out that Jay Ratliff's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit when Ratliff was in an accident last week. 

From the same outlet: The Cowboys are losing ground in the fight to become the highest valued sports team in the world.

New York Giants

The Giants had the best offensive line in the NFC East this season, according to Pro Football Focus.

From Giants.com: Justin Tuck thinks the G-Men can have an "epic" 2013 season (not a lot of Giants stories out there right now).

Philadelphia Eagles

From USA Today's Simon Samano: LeSean McCoy has apologized for a vile Twitter dispute between he and the mother of his child.

Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer points out that only three of the league's top 10 defenses from 2012 ran 3-4 schemes

Washington Redskins

From Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith will interview with the Steelers.

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: A Honolulu nightclub owner has been charged with assaulting Trent Williams.