Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/19/14

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 06: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the sidelines during their 34-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 6, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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 million. 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. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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