Philadelphia Eagles

Commissioner Goodell: Eagles QB Vick May Play Starting Week Three

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 27:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 27, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Vincent JacksonCorrespondent ISeptember 3, 2009

According to, commissioner Roger Goodell has officially ruled that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will be fully reinstated into the league as of week three making him eligible to play against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Vick will get his first start against the New York Jets in Philadelphia's final preseason tuneup later tonight.

The commissioner met with Vick earlier today in the NFL's New York offices along with Eagles head coach Andy Reid and his mentor, former NFL head coach and current NBC Sports analyst Tony Dungy.

Asked about his ruling, Goodell stated, “Ultimately, it was my decision,” as well as adding that Vick was "very realistic about the challenges ahead."

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