Seahawks Intrested in another QB??

 

 

 

 

According to Peter King of SI.com, if Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill falls out of the top ten, the Seattle Seahawks would love to take him, even though they signed Matt Flynn as a free agent.

“At Tannehill’s workout,” one source told King, “[coach] Pete Carroll was giggling like a schoolgirl watching him throw. His attitude was like, ‘What are we even doing here? He’ll never be there for us.’ ”

If the Seahawks ended up landing Tannehill, it would give them two potential franchise quarterbacks and they could let Tannehill sit while Flynn tries to prove himself.

 

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Thursday Night Football…Eagles Limp in to Town…. Gametime 5pm PST.

Michael Vick will miss his third straight game because of broken ribs when the Eagles play at Seattle (4-7) on Thursday night…Vince Young will start for the Eagles (4-7). The two-time Pro Bowl quarterback is 1-1 in his first two starts.

Wide receiver (hamstring) Jeremy Maclin and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) also won’t play. Running back LeSean McCoy (toe) and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) are questionable.

Vick broke his two lower ribs in a loss to Arizona on Nov. 13.

NFL Fines Robinson $40,000

 

The NFL on Monday fined Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson $40,000 for his hit on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

In addition, Merton Hanks, the NFL’s vice president of football operations, told Robinson that as a repeat offender “future offenses will result in an escalation of fines up to and including suspension.”

Robinson was penalized for personal foul on the play, which occurred during the Falcons’ 35-31 victory Sunday night. Last season, a Robinson hit on the Eagles’ DeSean Jackson gave both players concussions in a bang-bang play at Philadelphia that kept both players out for several weeks.

In his ruling, Hanks said that Robinson made “forcible” contact with his helmet to Maclin’s head and neck area and that Maclin was a defenseless player under the league’s Rule 12, which governs players in a defenseless posture.

Players are handed a fine schedule during the preseason, and $40,000 is the amount prescribed for a second offense. Robinson can appeal the ruling.

After Sunday’s game, Jackson said of Robinson, “I guess that’s what type of player he is. He goes for the kill shot and things like that.”

After his hit on Jackson last season, Robinson was fined $50,000 by the league, but he appealed and the fine was reduced to $25,000. Robinson on Monday disputed the notion he’s a dirty player and also said he did not feel vindicated by the reduction in last year’s fine.

 

Mike Vick gets paid….again

 

Michael Vick is really back on top now..….Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a six-year contract on Monday that again makes the Pro Bowl quarterback one of the highest-paid players in the NFL.

A source familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press the deal is worth $100 million, including about $40 million guaranteed. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because terms weren’t released.

Vick has come a long way since spending 18 months in federal prison on dogfighting charges. He led the Eagles to the NFC East title last year, was the starting quarterback in the Pro Bowl and was the AP Comeback Player of the Year….Vick was due to earn slightly more than $16 million this season after the Eagles designated him the franchise player in February. He’ll make a little less, possibly giving the Eagles salary cap flexibility to give Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson an extension….Vick guided the Eagles to an 8-3 record in 11 games as a starter in his first season playing full-time since 2006. He set career highs in yards passing (3,018), touchdowns passing (21), touchdowns rushing (9), completion percentage (62.6) and passer rating (100.2). Vick also rushed for 676 yards.

 

A day in the Life of Mike Vick…

Michael Vick brought out about 80 protesters when he appeared to sign autographs at a Butler, NJ sports memorabilia store on Sunday, the Daily Record reported.

Demonstrators screamed “killer” and held up signs as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback spent two hours inside Butler Sports Cards Inc. signing various sports gear for as much as $119 a pop. All told, it was estimated that Vick signed close to 900 items.

“What he did in the past is horrible, but he did what he did and he served his time,” store owner Jeff Robbins told the Record.

Vick entered and left the store from a rear entrance and police made sure the protesters were kept behind barricades. There was no physical violence and no arrests were made.

Mike Vick to appear on Oprah

The daytime talk show host’s interview with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is set to air Thursday, Feb. 24.

Officials with Chicago-based Harpo Productions say the interview will cover Vick’s time in prison, his work with the Humane Society and his return to the NFL.

Vick served 18 months in prison over a dogfighting operation based on his property in Surry County, Va. In 2007, several dogs were seized from his property.

He was reinstated to the NFL for the 2009 season and has been doing public-service work, including with the Humane Society.

Vick named starter!!

 

 

Vick will take over as the Philadelphia Eagles’ No. 1 quarterback, coach Andy Reid said Tuesday, a day after he announced he would go back to Kevin Kolb.

”When someone is playing at the level Michael Vick is playing, you have to give him an opportunity,” Reid said. ”This isn’t about Kevin Kolb’s play. You’re talking about Michael Vick as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now.”

Vick is considered the greatest scrambling quarterback in NFL history, but he won the job over Kolb by demonstrating he no longer has a run-first mentality.

Kolb missed the last six quarters because of a concussion, and Vick played well in his absence. Kolb was cleared to practice and was expected to run the first-team offense on Wednesday.

”Kevin is fine. It’s not an injury-related issue,” Reid said. ”It’s not about judging him. He’s going to be a championship-caliber quarterback.”

Vick threw for 175 yards and one touchdown and ran for 103 yards in a 27-20 season-opening loss to Green Bay. He had 284 yards passing and two TDs in a 35-32 win at Detroit on Sunday.