Michael Vick Reportedly More Open to a Return to Philly, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistFebruary 5, 2013

Dec 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field.  Th Redskins defeated the Eagles, 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Remember when it was a foregone conclusion that Michael Vick was going to become a former Philadelphia Eagle within days of the Super Bowl? Well, here we are, within days of the Super Bowl, and it's now very unlikely Vick will be released from the team any time soon. 

The Eagles don't have to rush a decision with Vick because his contract states that the $3 million they owe him this week will be covered by whoever signs him if/when that happens. But there's also the possibility that Vick simply remains an Eagle indefinitely. 

PhillyMag.com's Tim McManus reports that Vick is coming around. He apparently likes new head coach Chip Kelly, and it seems Kelly likes him back. 

According to a source close to Vick, the two have had a couple meetings now, and Vick came away very high on the former Oregon coach. 

Kelly told reporters down at the Senior Bowl: "I really liked my meeting with Michael."

I still can't see the Eagles paying Vick $16 million to return in 2013, but maybe Vick will begin to think twice about reworking his deal to make things easier on his new BFF head coach. 

On to what else is being talked about in the NFC East...


Dallas Cowboys

From Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News: LeBron James says he'd risk missing a game to watch the Cowboys in the Super Bowl. Fortunately for the Heat, it's not 1992.

From Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The Cowboys have officially announced the hiring of Derek Dooley as receivers coach.


New York Giants

From Gary Myers of the New York Daily News: Bill Parcells has chosen George Martin to present him at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August.

From Paul Schwartz of the New York Post: Five things the Giants have to do to get back to the Super Bowl in 2013.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer: A look at possible Eagles quarterbacks for 2013.

From Philly.com: Make that four straight Eagles home opener opponents who have gone on to win the Super Bowl.


Washington Redskins

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: Redskins coaches are expected to return to work this week.

From Rich Tandler of Real Redskins: Robert Griffin III didn't stick around for the Super Bowl in New Orleans Sunday.