Report: Eagles won't cut Michael Vick

  • ESPN.com news services | February 6, 2013

The Philadelphia Eagles will not release quarterback Michael Vick before a Wednesday deadline that guarantees him $3 million, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.

The Inquirer, citing sources close to the situation, reports that while the Eagles aren't expected to bring Vick back at his $15.5 million salary, the team will not release him before Wednesday.

The clause in Vick's contract allows Philadelphia to keep Vick on the roster until March 12 -- the start of free agency -- without having to pay the guaranteed salary, as long as another team picks him up or pays him more than $3 million.

The Eagles could still trade Vick after March 12, or keep him on the roster.

Vick passed for 2,362 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 10 games last season, his fourth with the Eagles.

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