Friday, August 14, 2009

Michael Vick Lands with Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick to a two-year deal, Eagles president Joe Banner confirmed during halftime of the team’s exhibition game against the New England Patriots on Thursday evening.

Published reports say that Vick will receive $1.6 million for the first year, with an option of $5.2 million for the second.

Vick will return to the NFL after two seasons away, including 18 months in federal prison and five more in home confinement after he was convicted on charges related to dogfighting, and a conditional suspension by the NFL.

The animal-rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, reacted negatively to the news.

The potential exists for Vick to face his former team this season. The Falcons host the Eagles on Dec. 6, the Falcons’ 12th game.

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plez sez: good for you, Mike! you've done your time and i applaud the eagles for giving you the opportunity to display your awesome talents.

plezWorld wishes Michael Vick the best this upcoming season, but still hopes the falcons beat the eagles in november!

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