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The Jets are planning to release running back Chris Johnson and allow quarterback Michael Vick to test free agency (Dyer, Feb. 13).

Johnson, 29, came to the Jets last season after six years with Tennessee. He had 155 carries for 663 yards, both career lows, and only had one rushing touchdown. He was arrested on weapons charges last month in Florida.

The Jets have until Monday to decide if the second year of Johnson's contract is set. Metro New York's Kristian Dyer reported a source told him "Chris Johnson will not be a member of the Jets in 2015."

Tags: brianbassett, Chris Johnson, jmcguire860, Michael Vick, NYJets, Jerry McGuire
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Jets DE Sheldon Richardson returned to practice today after missing Thursday's practice (lower back).

DL Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) and TE Jace Amaro (concussion) were absent Friday.

QB?Michael Vick, who was controversially announced as the teams backup earlier this week, sat out of practice due to illness.

Tags: jace amaro, Michael Vick, Muhammad Wilkerson, NYJets, Sheldon Richardson, treilly8, Tim Reilly
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Rex Ryan and Michael Vick talk about the Jets' six turnovers in the 43-23 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

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Tags: jmcguire860, Michael Vick, NYJets, Rex Ryan, Jerry McGuire

Result: A horrendous beginning by Geno Smith (three interceptions on first eight attempts) led to an early hook, but Michael Vick (two lost fumbles, one interception) wasn't much better as the Bills rolled the hapless Jets.


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Tags: avsny, Geno Smith, jmcguire860, Michael Vick, mlbam1, NYJets, Rex Ryan, Jerry McGuire
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Despite Geno Smith's disastrous performance Sunday in San Diego, Rex Ryan confirmed he will start the beleaguered quarterback next Sunday when the Jets return to MetLife Stadium to face the Denver Broncos (AP, Oct. 5)

After San Diego's 31-0 rout, Ryan, Smith, and the Jets will likely be facing an angry fan base as well. And Ryan knows it.

"I've been beat before, but not like this. First off I apologize to our fans - those that are left," said Ryan, who said the loss was on him. "Clearly got outcoached. I thought we had a good plan going in and obviously that wasn't the case."

Tags: Geno Smith, jmcguire860, Michael Vick, NYJets, Rex Ryan, Jerry McGuire
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Jets backup quarterback Michael Vick will not be making weekly appearances with WFAN's Mike Francesa, Newsday's Neil Best reported (Newsday, Sept. 12).

Best reported WFAN was informed Friday Vick would not make weekly appearances, a decision Best characterized as "strongly encouraged" by the Jets. The team's flagship radio station is ESPN 98.7 FM.

Tags: avsny, jmcguire860, Michael Vick, Jerry McGuire

Michael Vick's representatives said the quarterback's relationship with Riley Cooper was "all good" and that the former teammates spoke Wednesday, a day before the Jets wrap up the preaseason against the Eagles in Philadelphia (Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 27).

Tuesday, Vick told ESPN he was unhappy that Cooper didn't return a text during the offseason. Vick, who spent the past five seasons with the Eagles, came to Cooper's defense last year after a video surfaced of Cooper using a racial slur at a concert.

Some Eagles were unhappy with Vick's support of Cooper, who began camp as an outcast. But Cooper went on to have a successful season and signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Eagles, who made the playoffs after Nick Foles replaced Vick as the starting quarterback.

Tags: jmcguire860, Michael Vick, Jerry McGuire

Jets quarterback coach David Lee disputed a report last week that coaches were unhappy Michael Vick didn't make more of an effort to win the starting job from Geno Smith. (ESPN, Aug. 26)

"Vick has been great, he's been a great addition," Lee said Tuesday, during his first interview since June. "He has come in here and done exactly what we asked him to do. He has pushed Geno. He's been a tremendous competitor. The guy will compete and he's been great in the classroom. Doesn't talk a lot, but when he does, I listen. We all listen.

"I'm just shocked at what a team guy he's been from the start," Lee added. "You put him on the field and he's a competing machine. His eyes change and he wants to go."

Tags: avsny, jmcguire860, Michael Vick, Jerry McGuire
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In case you were actually having fun on Friday night, here's some of what took place on the eve of the negotiation period last night during free agency:

  • The Jets might be interested in Jermichael Finley. ?Add talent wherever you can! [TheJetsBlog]
  • The Jets are definitely interested in Jeff Cumberland, who was re-signed to a three year deal. Continuity with upside. [TheJetsBlog]
  • Henne re-signed in Jacksonville. ?Take the Jaguars off the table as a landing spot for Vick. [ESPN]
  • DeMarcus Ware was asked by the cash strapped Cowboys to take a cut ... ah, but will he? [RapSheet]
  • Saints WR Lance Moore is being released, in addition to RB Darren Sproles. Guess Brees will have only one target in New Orleans ... [NFL & ESPN]
Tags: Chad Henne, free agency, Jeff Cumberland, Jermichael Finley, jets, Michael Vick, NYJets, Brian Bassett

The NFL will release its schedule tonight at 8 p.m. In honor of this annual occasion in which we mark our calendars and cancel plans in advance of the fall, here are the games we're looking forward the most in 2013.

1. Denver Broncos

It's not a question the most intriguing game of the 2013 schedule will be the Manning Bowl, pinning up brother against brother in one of the league's most cherished match-ups.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 2013 New York Giants Schedule, 2013 NFL Schedule, Adrian Peterson, Alex Smith, Andy Reid, brandon marshall, Brian Urlacher, Cam Newton, carson palmer, Chip Kelly, christian ponder, darren mcfadden, darrius heyward-bey, Eli Manning, greg jennings, jason jones, Jay Cutler, marc trestman, matt flynn, Matt Forte, Michael Vick, mike mccoy, monte kiffin, New York Giants, percy harvin, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Reggie Bush, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, russell wilson, Tim Tebow, tony romo, Wes Welker
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It would have taken nothing short of a miracle for New York to make the playoffs this year, a situation this team positioned itself in by failing to find any semblance of consistency the entire season.

Still, the Giants came out of the gate firing.

In what would eventually prove to be their final contest of the year, the G-Men demolished the visiting Eagles, 42-7, begging the question -- where has?this been all season?

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Andy Reid, david wilson, DeSean Jackson, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, reuben randle, Stevie Brown, Victor Cruz
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The Eagles want so badly to beat the Giants this week, they're willing to take a $3 million gamble by playing oft-injured QB Michael Vick to do so. According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly, the Eagles stand to lose that much if Vick gets hurt in tomorrow's game and can't catch on with a new team in 2013....

If Vick wants to be employed next year, first and foremost he needs to be healthy. The Eagles almost certainly will release him before they have to pay a dime of his $15.5 million 2013 salary.

The Eagles also have money to lose if Vick is seriously injured in the final game. Because of an injury clause in Vick?s contract, the team is on the hook for up to $3 million of Vick?s base salary next year if the quarterback can?t find another team to sign him. Any contract Vick would earn next year that called for less than $3 million because of an injury, the Eagles would owe the rest.

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After suffering a broken hand in?Philadelphia's?Week 16 loss to Washington, Nick Foles has been ruled out of Sunday's season finale against the Giants, head coach Andy Reid announced today.

In his place, Michael Vick will draw the start.

"He obviously deserves (an) opportunity to play," Reid said of Vick at Monday's press conferece. "He's excited about it. ... And ready to go."

Tags: Michael Vick, New York Giants, nick foles
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Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell held his weekly press conference yesterday, fielding questions about the Redskins and the sudden revitalization of the defensive line.

Fewell said his defense was more focused against the 49ers than any other game this season. They'll need a similar sort of approach when talented rookie Robert Griffin III comes to town.

"You have to be aware of the quarterback. You?re always aware of him, but with guys that are mobile quarterbacks, you become more aware. Your senses arise a lot more. They can take off at any time and so it takes a lot of discipline in your rush lanes. It takes a lot of discipline in your run lanes and so that?s the main thing is that you?re more aware that this guy can take off and go on you at any point in time."
Mathias Kiwanuka was one of the main contributors last week. The linebacker found himself at his natural position, defensive end, where he recorded two tackles and one of the team's six sacks.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Cam Newton, Giants-Redskins, Mathias Kiwanuka, Michael Vick, Perry Fewell, Editorial Aside, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
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When the St. Louis Rams agreed to trade their No. 2 overall pick to the Washington Redskins prior to this spring?s NFL Draft, I cringed because I knew exactly what it meant.

The Indianapolis Colts were slated all along to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick, so the trade now signified that the Redskins would take Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

That?s exactly how it played out, and Griffin III is off to a fast start in his NFL career.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baylor, defense, giants, Heisman, Michael Vick, mobile quarterbacks, nfl draft, Editorial Aside, redskins, rg3, RGIII, Robert Griffin III
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Antrel Rolle is rarely shy when it comes to putting things ... bluntly.

When asked about the quarterback he and his defense face next, Robert Griffin III, Rolle admits he has not seen too much tape of the rookie and former Heisman Trophy winner out of Baylor, but he is impressed.

"I've just seen highlights and this, that and the other," Rolle said on his weekly spot on WFAN this afternoon. "But, of course, they're different. They're two totally different quarterbacks and I think that their game as far as their offensive approach is extremely different. RGIII, as you know, he can run the ball. I think he runs the ball a lot more than Michael Vick. I mean, he's a fast guy. He has a very, very strong arm and I think he's an all-around quarterback and he's going to get better with time."
RGIII leads the NFL with a completion percentage better than 70 percent. He owns the third-best passer rating (100.5). He has tossed five touchdowns and just two interceptions, and ran for six scores.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Giants-Redskins, Michael Vick, Robert Griffin III
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If you were to look at the NFC East standings, you would find the Giants in the cellar.

But based solely on what we?ve seen from these teams on the field and in their wins and losses, the standings do not accurately reflect where I expect these teams to be ? come say, Thanksgiving.

  1. 1.???? Philadelphia Eagles (3-1): This is essentially a formality. The Birds have the best record in the NFC East and recently beat New York. Wins over Baltimore and New York are hard to argue against, despite how close they were. October has just hit, and Michael Vick can still work out the wrinkles of the offense. LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are still three of the best playmakers in the league. And the defense has made tremendous strides under Juan Castillo from year No. 1 to 2.
  2. 2.???? New York Giants (2-2): The Giants could be 3-1 right now if not for a controversial play call and two missed field goals. The big question mark hovering over Big Blue, however, is that their two wins have come against Carolina and Tampa Bay, two teams that have struggled tremendously on the defensive side of the ball. Eli Manning will keep the Giants in most games, but Hakeem Nicks is a vital part of the offense and his presence will be missed. The banged up D will also hurt, especially by Week 6 when the Giants face a stretch of San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
  3. 3.???? Dallas Cowboys (2-2): Let?s not drop the Boys to the worst team in this division because Tony Romo threw five interceptions on Monday night. Romo is still a top-10 quarterback, and this year the defense has been the best in the league defending the pass. In the bye week, I expect Jason Garrett to work out the kinks between Romo, Dez Bryant and the rest of the Cowboys offense. But their next five opponents ? Baltimore, Carolina, New York Giants, Atlanta and Philadelphia ? is a make or break stretch in their schedule.
  4. 4.??? Washington Redskins (2-2): The Skins are second in the standings after a month, and they?ve taken the D.C. area by storm. Robert Griffin III is exactly what fans and scouts expected ? a true pass-first quarterback who can make plays with his legs. And he?s doing it right away. Alfred Morris has been a pleasant surprise, too. But their defense is horrid. Opposing quarterbacks have averaged 326 yards v. the Skins, and that simply won?t cut it in this league. The Skins are definitely more competitive than they have been, but until their defense can amount to their offense it?ll be hard to keep pace in this division.

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Tags: alfred morris, Dallas Cowboys, DeSean Jackson, Dez Bryant, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Garrett, jeremy maclin, LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III, tony romo, Washington Redskins

It?s time to play Monday Morning Quarterback.

The Eagles? 19-17 win last night said more about the Eagles than it did the Giants. Entering the contest, it felt like the much-maligned Eagles were winless when in fact they were 2-1 with a victory over the Baltimore Ravens in their back pocket.

A win is a win, and that?s how Philly survived Baltimore and Cleveland. A lopsided defeat at the hands of Arizona, however, stirred up the questions surrounding the Eagles.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, DeSean Jackson, Domenik Hixon, dominique rodgers-cromartie, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, LeSean McCoy, martellus bennett, Michael Vick, Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles, Ramses Barden, Victor Cruz
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Tynes' Last-Second FG Falls Short

The much-maligned Philadelphia Eagles entered Sunday night?s game 2-1, but it was their escapes against Cleveland and Baltimore in Weeks 1 and 2 and their failure to show up in Arizona that left a cloud of doubt hovering over them.

Of course, the Giants knew they would get their best effort in primetime Sunday.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, David Wilson, DeSean Jackson, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, game recap, LeSean McCoy, martellus bennett, Martellus Bennett, Michael Vick, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Editorial Aside, Ramses Barden
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Fourth Quarter:

- Eli opens the fourth quarter by throwing an interception in the end zone to DRC.

- The Eagles immediately capitalize on the mistake by the Giants and move the ball using LeSean McCoy. The defense for the Giants seems to be showing signs of fatigue, McCoy is taking advantage of cutback lanes left by the defensive ends.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, eagles, Eli Manning, giants, Michael Vick, NBC Sunday Night Football, New York, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Editorial Aside, Ramses Barden, week 4
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There are plenty of matchups that will determine the outcome of this NFC East showdown. But here are three I'm keeping an eye on.

Victor Cruz v. the Eagles secondary

Hakeem Nicks missed last week v. Carolina, but the Giants passing game didn't miss a beat. But a lot of the Giants' success had to do with the porous Panthers secondary.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, demetrus bell, dominique rodgers-cromartie, Giants-Eagles, Hakeem Nicks, jason babin, Jason Peters, Jason Pierre-Paul, juan castillo, King Dunlap, Michael Vick, New York Giants, Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles, trent cole, Victor Cruz, William Beatty
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Despite both the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles owning 2-1 records, these teams appear to be in different stratospheres right now.

After losing the opener to the Cowboys, the Giants have reeled off two straight wins over the Bucs and Panthers. The Eagles, on the other hand, skid by the Browns Week 1, beat the Ravens and fell to the undefeated Cardinals last week.

Records aside, the panic level in Philly is warranted.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, Brandon Jacobs, Brandon Weeden, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, David Diehl, demarco murray, DeSean Jackson, doug martin, Eli Manning, Giants-Eagles, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, Jason Peters, Jeremy Maclin, jeremy maclin, Justin Tuck, Kevin Kolb, King Dunlap, Mathias Kiwanuka, Michael Vick, New York Giants, New York Giants History, Osi Umenyiora, Philadelphia Eagles, Editorial Aside, Ramses Barden, Riley Cooper, Victor Cruz, vince young
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid is no longer sold on Michael Vick as the sole answer at QB. Vick is constantly under pressure, is taking way too many hits and turning the football over far too often.

The problems generate from a few areas. One, Vick is hanging on to the football too long. That will always invite hits - legal ones, at that. The Eagles also have two key OLs out for the season (T Jason Peters and C Jason Kelce) and their replacements have not been up to snuff. Another issue has been the injuries to WRs Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, who should return this week.

Cry me a river. The Giants' injured list is a mile long, too.

Tags: Michael Vick, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Editorial Aside
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The Giants' next opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, have been turning the ball over at a historic rate. QB Michael Vick has six interceptions, five fumbles and has been making dubious decisions with the football. The Eagles are 2-1, but could easily be 0-3.

Last summer the Eagles chose to keep Michael Vick and trade Kevin Kolb. Yesterday, Vick and the Eagles were slammed by Kolb and the Arizona Cardinals, prompting questions if Vick is really the the answer for them at QB.

From Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com:

Tags: Michael Vick, NFC East News, Philadelphia Eagles
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For the second week in a row, Eagles' QB Michael Vick left the field during a preseason game to have an x-ray taken. He is, in many's eyes, the key to the Eagles' season - a season in which they must make the playoffs after the disappointment of last year. Granted, the Eagles did not need Vick to defeat the Giants last November (I'm sure you recall the embarrassing loss to Vince Young on national TV) but they will need a healthy Vick in 2012 to have any type of chance in the rugged NFC.

From Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast:

I don?t know what Michael Vick is thinking. On the second freaking play of the game, he rolled left and ran. Dove head first. Took a shot. We constantly hear that he?s going to protect himself, and then he never does. On the play he got injured, I can?t put full blame on Vick, as he got no protection, with Evan Mathis completely whiffing on his man and Todd Herremans giving up quick pressure. Vick was boxed in and he tried to fire a pass to DeSean Jackson but took a big hit to the ribs. Done for the night. X-rays negative. I would have to imagine Andy Reid won?t let Vick sniff another snap of preseason action, and if that?s the case, here are Michael Vick?s preseason numbers: 4 for 7, 11 yards, 2 X-rays. That is not what any Eagles fan had in mind.

Tags: Michael Vick, NFC East News, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Eagles, for the second straight year, must deal with unwanted outside pressure.


The Philadelphia Eagles learned the hard way last year: preseason proclamations are better off kept quiet. Public statements guaranteeing specific win totals and milestones are almost always embellished by the media, and the team responsible for the statement is expected to live up to their self-imposed standards. Approximately one year ago, after a lockout-shortened NFL free agency period, newly acquired backup quarterback Vince Young used a training camp press conference to announce the birth of a new nickname for his new team. ?Dream Team,? Young remarked, in an attempt to label the Eagles? star-studded roster following several high-profile free agent acquisitions that offseason, notably cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive linemen Cullen Jenkins and Jason Babin and running back Ronnie Brown. As Philadelphia stumbled out to a 1-4 start last, the ?dream team? moniker increasingly symbolized the team?s arrogance, unmet expectations and mounting pressure while motivating opponents with less-heralded rosters and free agent signing histories. The Eagles would finish 8-8 and miss the playoffs.

Tags: CSN Philly, Derrick Gunn, Dream Team, Dynasty, Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles, vince young
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Yes, it sometimes seems that pariah extraordinaire Michael Vick may have a comprehension disorder. ?He blew up his career once because he didn't understand right from wrong and when he speaks these days you wonder what's going through his head.

He is the QB of the Philadelphia Eagles, perhaps the NFL's most disappointing team the past decade. With oodles of talent, the Eagles have mustered just one Super Bowl appearance over that time and - you guessed it - they lost.

Yet Vick feels the Eagles are developing a dynasty, much like the 49ers of the 80's and Cowboys of the 90's. He left out one minor detail, though....those teams won seven Super Bowls between them. The Eagles, on the other hand, have not won a single playoff game since he joined the team in 2009. In fact, they didn't even qualify for the postseason last year.

Tags: Michael Vick, NFC East, NFC East News, Philadelphia Eagles
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From Philadelphia, Marcus Hayes writes an article about how the Jets might be in trouble trying to incorporate the Wildcat with a backup QB as the trigger man. ?Hayes should know, because he watched the dance between Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick just a few years ago and according to Hayes, it wasn't pretty.
Tags: Donovan McNabb, Main Page, Michael Vick, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Tim Tebow, Brian Bassett

It's official: RB Ahmad Bradshaw will not play Sunday vs Philadelphia. Tom Coughlin is still hopeful that Bradshaw will be ready for next Monday night's game in New Orleans..

"We are all hoping and we have to see. He needs to do some things on the practice field. I know the position of the medical staff, exactly, they are not quite ready to turn him loose."

LB Michael Boley (hamstring) is still holding out hope that he can play Sunday, but he has not practiced and is listed as doubtful. LT Will Beatty (back) returned to practice today.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants-Eagles, Michael Boley, Michael Vick, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFC East, NFL, Osi Umenyiora, Philadelphia Eagles, Standard
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According to Geoff Mosher of DelawareOnline.com, Eagles QB Michael Vick has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs the Giants due to the severity of the rib injury he sufffered last week against the Arizona Cardinals.

Backup Vince Young will get the start.

From Mosher:

Tags: Giants-Eagles, Michael Vick, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Philadelphia Eagles
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It's looking more and more likely that the Eagles will be without Michael Vick this Sunday night; according to Eagles beat writer Nick Fierro, Vick can "barely walk." Despite offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg saying he is optimistic that Vick will play, the fragile lefty has not yet been able to practice. It would be a surprise if former?Tennessee Titan Vince Young did not get the start in Vick's place.

The injury news is a little better in Prince Amukamara's case: according to Mike Garafolo, the first round pick has finally gotten clearance to practice fully. Coach Tom Coughlin said it's "time to prove he can assimilate himself to [the] defense."?It would be a big boost to the Giants' banged up defense if Amukamara can finally make his long-awaited NFL debut this Sunday night.

Tags: eagles, Michael Vick, New York Giants, prince amukamara, vince young

Pundits are sounding off from all avenues of the media about quarterback hits today. Some are taking the side of Michael Vick, who commented that officials do not go out of their way to protect him (He has since backpedalled on those comments, calling them "out of character"). ?But that has not taken the focus off of Giants' DL Chris Canty, the player who leveled the hit that knocked Vick from yesterday's game with what was originally diagnosed as a broken hand.

"I didn?t think anything was wrong with the hit when it took place," Canty said today. "I didn?t think it was anything wrong with the hit after looking at it again today. It is unfortunate that he got injured. We weren?t out there trying to injure anybody. We are all competitors and we are all competing at the highest level. It is unfortunate for him. It is unfortunate for their football team but again, we are all competitors. We are all competing and playing hard."

As it turns out, Vick's hand is not broken, but rather badly bruised and he still may miss some time.

Tags: Chris Canty, Giants-Eagles, Michael Vick, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles
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This is why they play the games. We had a feeling the Giants would show up today. The pendulum had to swing back at some point.

The Giants pounded Michael Vick in Philadelphia this afternoon and drove him from the game in the fourth quarter with a broken hand. They then took further advantage of a disorganized Eagles defense to win what many thought was an un-winnable game for them, 29-16.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Giants-Eagles, Michael Vick, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL Week 3
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Giants safety Antrel Rolle was on NY radio yesterday crowing again. New Yorkers have gotten used to Rolle's rhetoric and now take him with a grain of salt. That does not mean he should be taken lightly, not does it mean he's not entertaining. If you cover the Giants, he's a godsend.

Eagles' QB Michael Vick suffered a concussion in Atlanta Sunday night and is questionable for this week's game vs the Giants.

?I don?t want any excuses when we go down there and put it to ?em....I?ve handled DeSean Jackson one-on-one before and I don?t see why I wouldn?t be able to do it again.??
Giants OL Chris Snee was a bit more tactful in his comments:

Tags: Antrel Rolle, Chris Snee, Giants-Eagles, Michael Vick, New York Giants News, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles
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Michael Vick, the Giants Enemy No. 1, was forced from the game in Atlanta last night after colliding with teammate Todd Herremans in the third quarter. Philadelphia coach Andy Reid told reporters after the game that Vick had a concussion.

This puts Vick's status for next week's early season showdown with the Giants as doubtful.

"He's OK right now," Reid said afterwards. "The doctors will take care of it from here." Mike Kafka played the remainder of the game in Vick's place. The Eagles fell to the Falcons, 35-31.

Tags: Michael Vick, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFC, NFC East, NFC East News, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles
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For those of you who spit after hearing about Michael Vick's new, $100 million extension with the Eagles this week, hold your saliva...much of the maligned QB's income will be parsed out amongst the many creditors who have parked outside his house laying in wait for this moment.

According to sources, Vick owes somewhere in the neighborhood of $18 million to creditors as a result of his bankruptcy case. Sure, this contract ensures that Vick will get paid, but so will the people he owes, as per Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Under the terms of his agreement with creditors, Vick must dedicate a share of his earnings to paying back those to whom he owes money. The percentage he pays increases with his income, according to court documents.

Tags: Michael Vick, NFC, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles
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Here we go...

From Michael Profetta at NFL's Future....

"When I suggest that the Eagles will ?flop?, the term is obviously relative to the great expectations that have suddenly been thrust upon them. Philadelphia has qualified for the playoffs nine out of the last twelve seasons under Andy Reid?s watch, including eight 10-win seasons. This is Reid?s most talented team to date, so to imply that the Eagles won?t reach ten wins or make the playoffs would be foolish."

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Michael Vick, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFC, NFC Championship Game, NFC East, NFL, NFL Playoffs, Philadelphia Eagles
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Culled from the blogophere by our colleagues over at Pro Football NYC:

Small Market Teams Will Have Lots of Cap $$$ to Play With

The?NFL salary cap?is projected to be $120 million for the 2011 season. Teams will be required to spend 90% of that figure, or $108 million.

Tags: Football Business, Michael Vick, New Media, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL, NFL Network
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It's Michael Vick's turn to weigh in on former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress. Would Vick want Burress to join the Eagles?

"Absolutely it would be a great addition for our team," the Post's Paul Schwartz?reports Vick saying earlier this week on WIP Radio in Philadelphia. "I think with the guys we have now, I think we can fit him in and make it work. Obviously the ultimate goal at the end of the day is to put that ring on your finger at the end of the year.

"I think certainly Plaxico is going to come out with a chip on his shoulder the same way I did, and he'll go out and help this football team to whatever capacity he can. I think the guys would be willing to embrace him and bring him in. If that happens? Who knows? We're talking about 'what ifs' now. It would certainly be a good thing."

Tags: Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles, Plaxico Burress
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Are the Eagles the frontrunners to land Plaxico Burress? Gary Myers of the thinks so: Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and coach Andy Reid, having already been through the post-prison experience with [Michael] Vick, might be in a better position to handle any public backlash about adding another former inmate. They could also help Burress with his transition back to the NFL. Putting Burress with DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin would give Vick plenty of options. (Daily News)

Ahmad Bradshaw has hired?Drew Rosenhaus?to be?his new agent.?What does this mean? Ohm Youngmisuk explains: Bradshaw, who was with Craig Domann, awaits to see if he will become an unrestricted or restricted free agent based on what the new collective bargaining agreement rules. Bradshaw, who was drafted in 2007, has said he wants to remain with the Giants, who want to re-sign their top running back. The Giants placed a second-round tender on Bradshaw prior to the lockout in case he is a restricted free agent. Bradshaw said earlier this year that the Giants told him he?s a priority this offseason. If Bradshaw is an unrestricted free agent, the Giants may have to figure out how they will afford both Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs. (ESPN New York)

Who's better, Eli Manning or Tony Romo? Manning has a ring, but Dan Graziano thinks Romo's the better QB. He also?believes?Michael Vick's ahead of both:?For me, Romo/Manning is pretty close. I had no doubts about picking Vick No. 1 and going with Manning and Romo, in some order, for the next two. But I did think a fair bit about what that order should be. In the end, I went with Romo, because ranking them tied for second would have felt like a cop-out and because I feel like Romo is the better all-around player/thrower/decision-maker at this point in time. But I don't think he's better by much, and if I were picking third in this draft I wouldn't be devastated to be "stuck" with Eli Manning. I'd just give Romo the slight edge right now if I were picking second. (ESPN.com)

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Eli Manning, Michael Vick, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Plaxico Burress, Tony Romo, tony romo

My worst nightmare is that Plaxico Burress comes back to the NFL as member of the Philadelphia Eagles. ?I fear this to the degree that if it does happen I may have to be institutionalized.

Burress was the key element in the Giants' success in keeping their most hated division rival at bay. With Plaxico, the Giants won six of eight vs their turnpike neighbors. ?Without him, they are 0-6 and counting.

Thursday, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News ran a feature on QB Michael Vick. ?In the article Vick mentions he plans on visiting with Burress upon his scheduled release from prison in June.

Tags: Michael Vick, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, Philadelphia Eagles, Plaxico Burress
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from Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York......
I think the Giants will look hard into that. They know what kind of player he is. Obviously he knows our system. It hasn?t changed, he would be able to adjust quickly.?

?They got to make sure that he?s kind of changed his life and he is committed to the Giants?And playing these last years of (his career)? how long his body will handle it? he is in his mid 30?s almost. But if that is what the Giants feel, I know what kind of player he can be.?

?We already have a great corps of receivers at this point right now,?To throw him into the mix could make us stronger and could be a good thing. If they feel he can help us out and he is committed then I am all for it.?

- Eli Manning on Plaxico Burress' possible return to the Giants ?from ?The Michael Kay Show? on 1050 ESPN radio
Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Drew Rosenhaus, Eli Manning, ESPN, Michael Vick, National Football League, New York Giants, Plaxico Burress, Quotes, The Michael Kay Show

Since the Philadelphia Eagles made their historic 21-point 4th quarter comeback against the Giants on Dec 19, they failed to win another game.

Yesterday in Philadelphia, the Green Bay Packers, who slammed the Giants the week after the Eagles did, exposed the Eagles as playoff frauds. The Packers took an early lead and never lost it, winning 21-16 and eliminating the Eagles from the postseason.

In the end, Philadelphia turned out to be a team that could only beat one other top NFC contender - the sloppy, benevolent Giants. When they play a team that hangs onto the football - like Green Bay - they become very ordinary....

Tags: aaron rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Michael Vick, National Football Conference, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, NFC, NFC East, NFL, NFL Playoffs, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles, Wild card (sports)
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Sometimes Infamous Wins Out Over Famous

Fifteen months ago, Michael Vick's career was all but over. You wouldn't give a dime to see him play.

First, he would have to jump many hurdles just get reinstated back into the NFL, never mind re-achieve stardom.? Second, what team would take a chance on him? The feel was the general public would never accept him back into the fold.

Tags: 2011 Pro Bowl, Michael Vick, NFC, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pro Bowl Voting
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If you look at statistics and try to analyze any sporting event, you will slowly go insane and probably lose all your money.

I have a simple philosophy when it comes to this - and anything - in life.

"Don't look at what is being pointed at...look at who is doing the pointing."

Tags: Giants-Eagles, Michael Vick, NBC, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News
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