Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick likely will play for another NFL team this season.
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.
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 been mentioned as possible landing spots for Vick.
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 look 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.
Vick signed with the Eagles in 2009 after serving a 21-month sentence in federal prison on charges relating to dogfighting.
He spent his first season as a backup to Donovan McNabb and started 2010 as Kevin Kolb's backup but took over the starting job when Kolb suffered a concussion in the 2010 season-opener against Green Bay.
Vick enjoyed an outstanding season in 2010, reaching the Pro Bowl while winning the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year. In recent years, however, he was sidelined by broken ribs, a concussion and a strained hamstring.
During his time 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 after 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.
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