Eagles Sign Michael Vick To Two-Year Deal

Dan ParzychSenior Writer IAugust 14, 2009

RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27:  Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) leaves federal court August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Viriginia. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting charge.  (Photo by Steve Helber-Pool/Getty Images)

According to a report by Chris Mortenson on ESPN.com, former Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick’s agent Joel Segal confirmed the deal.

The troubled QB will join the Eagles after sitting out the last two seasons for spending time in jail, due to his involvement with running a dog-fighting ring at one of his home’s in Virginia.

He will join an Eagles’ roster that is led by Donovan McNabb at quarterback.

After his release from the Atlanta Falcons, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Vick during the offseason, allowing him to sign with any team willing to take him.

How the Eagles plan to use Vick in the offense is still up in the air. However, there is a chance the team may try to fit him in with the “wildcat” offense that became popular in the NFL last season.

In six seasons with the Falcons, Vick rushed for 3,859 yards and 21 touchdowns as a quarterback. Whether or not he will see snaps for the Eagles this season should be determined over the next couple of weeks.

Dan Parzych is the Eagles Fan Voice at www.NFLTouchdown.com


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