For weeks the Philadelphia Eagles have been contemplating what they will do with Michael Vick who is owed $45 million over the next three seasons.
Pro Football Zone via John Clayton is reporting that the Eagles will release Vick this Friday.
“It doesn’t sound like they’re going to try to renegoiate his contract and if that’s going to be the case he’ll be released,” said Clayton. ”Now that doesn’t close the door for him trying to re-sign, but there’s no way they’re going to guarantee him $45.5 million over the next three years. They still have a few days to reach out, but you kind of get the idea that the fact that Chip Kelly is still not in the position to make the decision on Michael Vick. He’s sorting out the defensive coordinator position. He’s sorting out a lot of different things in his coaching staff, and the big decision he’s going to have to make is what he’s going to do at quarterback. It just doesn’t seem there’s enough time right now for him to be able to keep Vick under the current contract. So come later this week on Friday it looks like he’ll be released, available to everyone else, including the Philadelphia Eagles.”
There had been speculation that the Eagles would pay Vick the $3 million roster bonus he was due on February 6. I’m not sure how that will play into him being released 2 days later.