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Vick Could be Released if he Lied About Party

According to Adam Caplan of, despite speculation the Eagles may make a move with backup QB Michael Vick, sources familiar with Philadelphia’s decision-making process said the only way the team would release Vick is if he forced them to do so – meaning he lied about what happened in the early morning hours of June 25, after his 30th birthday party.

Those sources say the Eagles have invested a lot of time in Vick, and they are inclined to have him finish the final year of his two-year deal.As for the monetary investment, it’s pretty big considering he’s a backup, not a starter. Vick’s base salary for 2010 is $3.75 million, with $1 million of it fully guaranteed.

The $1 million was guaranteed on March 12. Vick was also paid a $1.5 million roster bonus in early March. If he’s on the 53-man roster on Sept. 8 (first week of the regular season), the rest of his base salary becomes guaranteed because he’s a vested veteran. Vick also has over $2.7 million in incentives based on playing time and other parameters according to a source.

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