December 17, 02012
Michael Vick has not played since Nov. 11 and it could be he doesn’t take another snap in his career with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Coach Andy Reid has announced that Nick Foles will start the remaining two games even though Vick has finally been medically cleared to return to action from a concussion. It certainly looks like Reid and Vick will be rolling out of town at the same time. Vick is owed $16.5 million in 2013, likely more than the Eagles and a new coach will want to commit to him.
“I just feel like I've got a lot of football to play," Vick said Monday, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I feel like I've got a lot left in my tank. I'm enjoying the game, I feel fresh. I don't know. I'll have to talk it over with my agent (Joel Segal) and just see what happens."
Vick is handling the demotion with class and knows he will likely find a chance somewhere next season even if it is at a significantly reduced rate.
"I'm a competitor," Vick said. "And I've always felt like and will continue to feel like I'm one of the best and I can play at a high level."
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