The Philadelphia Eagles and quarterback Michael Vick were
thought to have a looming deadline of today, Feb. 6. However, a clause in Vick’s
contract will allow the Eagles to delay a decision on whether or not to cut the
veteran, pushing a decision back as far as March 12, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
As expected, the Eagles will take advantage of a provision
in Michael Vick's contract and won't release the quarterback before a Wednesday
deadline guarantees him $3 million, sources close to the situation said.
The Eagles are not expected to bring Vick back at his 2013
salary of $15.5 million. Entering the offseason, it appeared that if
Philadelphia kept Vick on its roster through today, it would be forced to pay
him $3 million in guarantees.
However, a clause will push this back until March 12, as the
Eagles could cut Vick up until that point and not have to pay the $3 million
guaranteed as long as the quarterback’s next team pays him more than $3
Vick won’t be back for $15.5 million. It seems that if he is
willing to renegotiate his deal, he could potentially return with the Eagles as
he appears to be a fit for Chip Kelly’s system. Vick could also refuse to
negotiate, or the Eagles could elect to cut him regardless, causing him to hit
the open market.
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