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Michael Vick | QB | New York Jets
Posted: 8/8/2014 3:58pm et
New York Jets QB Michael Vick went 3-for-6 for 17 yards, added 19 yards on thee rushes and looked comfortable in the offense in the team's first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Aug. 7. He led the first-team offense on an 80-yard scoring drive in his only work with the starters.
Huddle Up: Starter Geno Smith (4-6-33 and 1-10 rushing) also was solid, but the veteran Vick served a reminder that the heat remains on.

Posted: 6/21/2014 12:51am et
New York Jets QB Michael Vick believes he was the pioneer of the move to fast, young quarterbacks in the NFL. 'I was the guy who started it all,' Vick said. 'I revolutionized the game. I changed the way it was played in the NFL.' Vick is currently the all-time leading rusher at the QB position with 5,857 yards.
Huddle Up: Sadly, Pioneer Vick caught a case of dysentery somewhere along the way and didn't complete the Oregon trail. Wait, what? Right now the pioneer is backing up Geno Smith in New York, but if he'd like to lay claim to being the first... well, then, congratulations.

Posted: 5/29/2014 11:54pm et
New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said there is 'competition' between QBs Geno Smith and Michael Vick. 'It may not be quite like the competition we had last year, where everything was 50-50,' said Mornhinweg, alluding to the open competition between Smith and QB Mark Sanchez. 'Mike has all that experienced banked. We're trying to continue the progress with Geno, and then have Mike ready to go. It's just that simple, and Mike knows exactly what expectations and roles he has.' Mornhinweg said earlier this offseason that Smith will receive more practice repetitions than Vick.
Huddle Up: From most indications, it sounds like Smith is in line to get the first crack at starting, barring a preseason injury or performance disaster. It's N.Y., though, so you'll have no choice but to stay tuned.

Posted: 5/5/2014 12:11am et
New York Jets QB Michael Vick said QB Geno Smith will be the team's starting quarterback this upcoming season. 'Ultimately our goal is to try to help Geno become the best quarterback that he can be. Myself and [QB Matt Simms] are all trying to put him in a position where he can get better from year one to year two,' Vick said.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, what might be better for the Jets in 2014 is having Vick start and having Smith watching and learning. Expect an open competition in camp.

Posted: 4/19/2014 10:37pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said the team told him QBs Michael Vick and Geno Smith will compete for the starting quarterback job during offseason workouts and training camp.
Huddle Up: The Jets need to decide early on if they're developing Geno or trying to milk one more quality season out of Vick. A battle that stretches into training camp won't allow either QB to get the necessary reps with the first team.

Posted: 3/21/2014 8:32pm et
The New York Jets signed QB Michael Vick to a one-year, $5 million deal Friday, March 21, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Vick will compete with Geno Smith for the starting gig in New York. They might also have a pay-per-view arm wrestling match for Smith's jersey number "7".

Posted: 3/19/2014 12:36pm et
The New York Jets will visit with free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles) this weekend.
Huddle Up: Vick would be the likely starter ahead of Geno Smith, giving him at least a modicum of fantasy value if that's where he lands heading into 2014.

Posted: 3/6/2014 10:47pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars could be interested in signing Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent QB Michael Vick.
Huddle Up: Add the Jags to the possible-Vick-suitor list which already includes the Jets, Raiders, Vikings.

Posted: 3/6/2014 1:34pm et
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is lobbying for the team to sign free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles).
Huddle Up: Peterson insists the Vikes would be a playoff team with Vick, but then again, they were a playoff team in 2012 with QB Christian Ponder starting 16 games. The Jets and Raiders also are reportedly very interested in Vick, so stay tuned.

Posted: 2/25/2014 2:15pm et
Based on conversations with sources at the NFL Scouting Combine, there may be interest from the New York Jets to sign free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles).
Huddle Up: The Jets are exploring a number of QB options, including retaining Mark Sanchez, and it sounds as if having the veteran Vick come in and compete with and/or mentor second-year Geno Smith remains a possibility.

Posted: 2/2/2014 4:35pm et
The New York Jets are likely to have interest in Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent QB Michael Vick.
Huddle Up: The Bucs are also interested, according to early reports, but Vick would be competing for the starting job with 2nd-year QBs Geno Smith and Mike Glennon in both locales.

Posted: 11/17/2013 9:04pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB threw for 298 yards in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins, and he added a career-high 47 yards and one rushing score. He has started just 11 games in his career and has already exceeded a passer rating of 100 five times, each in the last six games. He has a 152.8 passer rating during his team's three-game winning streak. Since 1960, only former Dallas Cowboys QB Craig Morton had a better streak during a three-game span in 1969. Foles also has thrown 199 passes without an interception, and that is the second-longest streak in franchise history behind QB Michael Vick (224).
Huddle Up: The more Foles keeps playing well and winning, the less likely Vick will come back to start a game if everyone is healthy.

Posted: 11/12/2013 1:28pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is participating in practice Tuesday, Nov. 12. Vick is expected to be limited in practice.
Huddle Up: The Eagles haven't said as much but the more success Nick Foles has -- and he's had quite a bit with a 16-0 TD-to-interception ratio so far -- the harder it is to imagine Philly going back to Vick when healthy.

Posted: 11/11/2013 12:31am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is expected to miss another week or two because of his hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: The way Nick Foles is playing, it wouldn't be surprising to see Michael Vick's hamstring to be balky for a little while longer.

Posted: 11/8/2013 1:49pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) and LB Jake Knott (hamstring) are doubtful for Week 10. CB Bradley Fletcher (pectoral) is questionable. CB Rashad Carmichael (groin), SS Patrick Chung (shoulder), WR Damaris Johnson (ankle), OT Jason Peters (pectoral, shoulder), RB Chris Polk (shoulder, knee), DE Cedric Thornton (knee) and OG Julian Vandervelde (knee) are probable. All players practiced in full Friday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: Vick will miss his 4th game in the team's last 5 outings, giving Nick Foles a chance to follow up on his record 7-TD performance.

Posted: 11/4/2013 3:51pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) has been ruled out of the team's Week 10 game.

Posted: 10/30/2013 4:02pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick's (hamstring) second hamstring injury is not as bad as the first injury he suffered earlier in the season. Vick will likely be held out until he is completely healthy.
Huddle Up: It'll be interesting to see what the Eagles do once he gets healthy. If Nick Foles is playing well, Vick is probably not going to get a chance to start again.

Posted: 10/30/2013 12:56pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles have named QB Nick Foles (concussion) as the starting quarterback in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders. QB Matt Barkley will serve as the backup. QB Michael Vick (hamstring) will not practice this week and won't be available Sunday, Nov. 3. 'One of the good things about practicing on Tuesday is you can get your eyes on people who have been out. Nick did a really good job and Nick will be our starting quarterback this week,' head coach Chip Kelly said. Kelly also said he'll make a determination on the quarterback position on a weekly basis moving forward.
Huddle Up: This is great news for the Eagles and guys like LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson. Foles should be better than Matt Barkley, even if he was terrible his last outing.

Posted: 10/30/2013 12:12pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) had an MRI that revealed no new damage to his strained hamstring. He's out for Week 9.
Huddle Up: At this juncture it would be almost impossible to trust Vick with a fantasy start, as he's left multiple games with the same injury. Nick Foles is expected to get the start for Philly this week; after that, things are up in the air.

Posted: 10/28/2013 2:55pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he doesn't expect QB Michael Vick (hamstring) to start in Week 9 after aggravating his hamstring injury in Week 8. The team will need to see where QB Nick Foles (concussion) is at before deciding if he'll start over QB Matt Barkley.
Huddle Up: This could be the end of the road for Michael Vick as a viable fantasy starter.

Posted: 10/27/2013 9:01pm et
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) said Sunday, Oct. 27, that he felt something in his left hamstring 'pop' in the first half of the Week 8 game against the New York Giants, which is why he left early and did not return. 'I felt the same feeling that I had the first time,' Vick said. 'I don't think it's as bad, but it did pop again. I've never had a hamstring injury this bad.' Vick will have an MRI Monday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: So Vick's return to prominence was a pipe dream. It looks like this might be it for Vick if Nick Foles can come back healthy soon. You can't drop him quite yet, but he might not be worth a roster spot soon.

Posted: 10/25/2013 1:57pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8.
Huddle Up: With Nick Foles already ruled out with a concussion, there was never much doubt that Vick would return Sunday, but there is significant doubt on how effective he'll be, particularly as a runner and scrambler. That said, you may have no other fantasy choice than Vick with 6 teams on bye, but temper your expectations.

Posted: 10/23/2013 2:55pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Ground control to Major Tom. All systems are a go. Ready for liftoff.

Posted: 10/22/2013 12:27pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) will start in Week 8 against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Vick has had a couple weeks off to rest and rehab his hammy. And after last week's debacle, the Eagles may have been tempted to rush him back anyway.

Posted: 10/21/2013 12:37am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley completed 11 of his 20 pass attempts for 129 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Dallas Cowboys. He was seeing his first action with QB Nick Foles (head) being knocked out of the game and QB Michael Vick (hamstring) inactive.
Huddle Up: It looks like Michael Vick might get another crack at starting after this week.

Posted: 10/15/2013 11:26pm et
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) said he's dealing with a 'bad pull' of his hamstring and that he was only at '60, 65 percent' last week. 'I feel it getting better,' Vick said. 'It's just when I try to burst, that knot is still there. I think another week of rehab can put me in position where I can start gaining some confidence in it and doing things I normally do. ... It can be re-aggravated quickly. Because mine is up so high, and the way I run, I've got to take precautions. I can't overdo it. If I do, it can be another two to three weeks.'
Huddle Up: In the meantime, if Nick Foles keeps plays like he has -- 542 passing yards, 6 TDs, 1 rushing TD -- over the past 6-7 quarters or so, Vick may find it hard to get his starting job back.

Posted: 10/14/2013 2:04pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has not announced who will start at quarterback in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, even if QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is healthy enough to play. 'We'll evaluate everything,' Kelly said after QB Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in Sunday's 31-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 'We'll see where we are, see where Mike is.'
Huddle Up: Again, you should be making alternative plans at quarterback if you are relying on Vick.

Posted: 10/14/2013 12:48am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles threw for a career-high three touchdowns and he ran for another in the Week 6 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He started in place of the injured QB Michael Vick (hamstring). Foles completed 22 of his 31 passes for 296 yards.
Huddle Up: This could be trouble for Michael Vick, whose job isn't guaranteed at this point. If you are a Vick owner, it might be best to find a contingency plan for the rest of the season if you don't already have one.

Posted: 10/12/2013 9:29pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is highly unlikely to play Week 6 and could miss multiple weeks because of his hamstring injury. Vick was limited during practice this week but did not really during the ball.
Huddle Up: Nick Foles will start Sunday against Tampa Bay and beyond should Vick be out for an extended period of time. Foles looked good against the Giants' dreadful defense but he'll face a much tougher test this week versus Tampa Bay.

Posted: 10/11/2013 8:59pm et
Updating a previous report, it is doubtful Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) will play in the team's Week 6 game due to a hamstring issue. Vick did put in a full practice Friday.
Huddle Up: Nick Foles is set to make his 7th career start and first of the season against the winless Bucs after mopping up nicely for the injured Vick in Week 5.

Posted: 10/9/2013 1:32pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is in full pads for the start of practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: This is the second consecutive day of practice for Vick. It will be interesting to see if he can play, but don't put money on it. It's safer to stick with an alternative than roll with Vick against the Buccaneers this week.

Posted: 10/8/2013 7:15pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) was surprised at how much work he was able to accomplish in practice Tuesday, Oct. 8. 'I was very surprised to be able to get out there and move around,' Vick said after limited participation. 'I was able to get some velocity on my throws. I was surprised, but I just have to keep working.'
Huddle Up: Despite his early-week progress, still look for Nick Foles to get the starting call Sunday in Tampa and possibly a game or 2 after that as well.

Posted: 10/8/2013 12:19pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is doing some throwing at practice Tuesday, Oct. 8. He's in sneakers instead of cleats and isn't expected to do much else.
Huddle Up: Vick's hamstring injury is expected to sideline him for a week or two, with Nick Foles taking over the reins in Philly.

Posted: 10/7/2013 2:29pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said QB Michael Vick's (hamstring) MRI revealed a pulled hamstring, but he does not know the grade of the injury at this point.
Huddle Up: Hopefully it's not serious, but he will be out at least this week. Keep an eye out to see what grade strain he has.

Posted: 10/7/2013 10:50am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will have an MRI on his hamstring Monday, Oct. 7, but he's likely to miss a week or two of action.
Huddle Up: Nick Foles came on in relief of Vick last week and would be in line to start for Philly in Week 6 if Vick is indeed out of the lineup.

Posted: 10/7/2013 10:25am et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Sunday, Oct. 6, that QB Michael Vick is still his starting quarterback going forward, if healthy. QB Nick Foles finished up in place of the injured Vick in Week 5 against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: What Kelly's comments fail to address is whether or not Vick will be able to play this week against the Buccaneers. Looks like Vick's fantasy owners will need to follow the injury reports all week to see if Vick's hamstring will allow him to go.

Posted: 10/6/2013 4:29pm et
Updating an earlier report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is questionable to return in Week 5 with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: He pulled up with the injury after a nice run. Too bad as he was well on his way to a big fantasy game. At least he scored a dozen or so points for you.