Originally written on Philly Sports Muse  |  Last updated 10/15/12
A few hours before kickoff on Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter cited an NFL source as saying that the Eagles would cut Mike Vick if Philadelphia didn’t go deep into the playoffs this season.Anyone who pays attention to Eagles football knows that this was something that was already understood.Since it was signed, we have known that Vick’s $100 million contract tied the team to the quarterback for at least two years. This is year 2. In the third year, Vick is due $16 million. If he remains on the Eagles roster three days after the Super Bowl, he will be owed a guaranteed $3 million. If the Birds release him, however, then Philadelphia will have no further obligation to the quarterback and take no hit on their salary cap.What will determine if Vick gets to stay on the roster? Whether the team gets deep into the playoffs.The Sunday morning, pre-game timing of the report seemed premature. But after seeing the Eagles unravel against the Lions, it suddenly took on a more ominous tone.Let’s be...
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