Michael Vick's career with the Eagles is likely over.

CBSSports.com, NFL.com and Yahoo.com all quoted league and team sources Thursday indicating that the team will not be re-signing Vick. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 11.

Vick, who turns 34 in June, spent five seasons with the Eagles, but has been hampered by injuries in recent years. He entered last season as the starter after an impressive preseason under coach Chip Kelly, but lost the job to Nick Foles after suffering a strained hamstring that limited him to six games.

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Foles, who threw 27 touchdown passes and just two interceptions last season, is now entrenched as the starter. Vick expressed little interest in returning as a backup and will pursue opportunities with other teams. Minnesota, the New York Jets and Oakland have all been mentioned as possible suitors.

Vick would presumably fit in with the Jets because of offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who coached Vick for five years with the Eagles. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tweeted Wednesday night that he thought Vick would "intently make the Vikings a playoff team!"

Meanwhile, the Eagles will be looking to sign a veteran free agent to join Foles and second-year quarterback Matt Barkley. The quarterbacks scheduled to become unrestricted free agents next week include Matt Cassel, Matt Flynn, Josh Freeman, Tavaris Jackson and Josh McCown.

During his tenure with the Eagles, he completed 773 of 1,300 passes for 6,681 yards with 57 touchdown passes and 33 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,998 yards and 15 TDs on 298 carries.

Vick also tried his best to rehab his off-the-field image by working with various animal rights organizations and charities. In 2012, he was given a key to Atlantic City by then-mayor Lorenzo Langford for offering his support to city residents in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Also in 2012, he hosted a charity golf tournament at Stone Harbor Golf Club in Middle Township to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs in his hometown of Newport News, Va.


Member of The Press sports staff since 1986, starting my 25th season as The Press Eagles' beat writer. Also cover boxing, MMA, golf, high school sports and everything else.

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