Thursday, August 13, 2009

Disgraced Vick signs with Eagles: report

Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:21pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Quarterback Michael Vick, released in May after a 23-month jail sentence for bankrolling a dogfighting ring in rural Virginia, has signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN reported on Thursday.

Vick's signing was confirmed by the player's agent Joel Segal according to ESPN, who reported that the Eagles will hold a news conference on Friday to announce the deal.

The first year of Vick's Eagles contract is for $1.6 million, reported. If the Eagles want to keep him for a second year, they will need to pay $5.2 million, the website said.

Vick, 29, had been free to sign with any NFL team.

The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback had been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis on July 27 by Commissioner Roger Goodell, who added that a decision on his return to action was to come by the sixth week of the regular season.

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