Posted on: March 26, 2010 12:05 pm
Ever since coach Andy Reid let slip at the annual owners' meeting that the Eagles are now "entertaining offers" for their QBs -- a virtual about-face from their stance after exiting the playoffs -- rumors and speculation have flown left and right.
While Reid's comment seemed to apply to all three of his QBs, starter Donovan McNabb is the hot property, and possibly the guy most likely to be dealt by the Eagles since he is due to be paid a $6 million roster bonus in six weeks.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that McNabb's personal top choice would be a trade to the Vikings, who are dealing with their own QB drama in the "will he or won't he" retirement saga of Brett Favre .
McNabb would reportedly dread going to either the Bills or Raiders, according to the Buffalo News .
The San Francisco Chronicle maintains that McNabb coming to Oakland in a trade that could involve the similarly high-paid CB Nnamdi Asomugha moving to Philly might make sense on the surface, but is probably unlikely to happen .
Meanwhile, in St. Louis, a rumor spread on Thursday that the Eagles had agreed to send McNabb to the Rams in exchange for FS Oshiomogho Atogwe and the 33rd overall pick in this year's draft. That rumor seemingly died a fast death when Eagles GM Billy Devaney called it "utterly ridiculous," according to the Camden Courier-Post .
Posted on: February 24, 2010 11:29 am
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the new ownership of the Rams franchise, along with the troubled state of the team itself, has a lot of wild rumors swirling about possible changes on the horizon.
One of the hottes rumors, according to the report, is that the Rams may trade their No. 1 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for QB Josh Johnson and a combination of draft picks in the first, second or third rounds.
One such scenario would only bump the Rams down to the No. 3 pick, which would be a relatively small price to pay if their most coveted draft prospect isn't expected to be drafted first or second overall.
Another rumor the story mentions is the possibility of stealing QB Michael Vick away from Philadelphia.
Posted on: February 24, 2010 11:15 am
According to the Philadelphia Daily News , the Eagles are publicly putting forth the attitude that QB Donovan McNabb -- scheduled to rake in an estimated $11 million next season -- will remain with the team.
There has been no official indication from the Eagles that they are looking to unload McNabb or his backup QBs, Kevin Kolb or Michael Vick . All three would be in the final year of their contract if they remained with the Eagles for the 2010 season. However, the Eagles also have reportedly confirmed that other teams have inquired about all three QBs.
The story notes that there is a strong chance that Vick (who would make $5 million this year) will be traded before the NFL Draft in April. McNabb remains a question mark as well, but for now, the official stance is that he's staying in Philly.
When asked recently about locker room leadership in the wake of Brian Westbrook's release, head coach Andy Reid acted as though McNabb's status was a given.
"Well, Donovan is obviously here," he replied, according to the Daily News.
Posted on: January 11, 2010 11:04 am
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael Vick wants to be a starter, but he would welcome staying with the Eagles even if he were still a backup.
It appears unlikely, however, that the Eagles would pick up a $5 million option on Vick just for him to be a backup to Donovan McNabb or Kevin Kolb.
Vick said he has become a better quarterback since his release from prison on a dogfighting conviction nine months ago.
Posted on: November 9, 2009 10:46 am
Michael Vick could potentially wind up in Buffalo, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
The Eagles signed Vick to a $1.6 million contract for and Philadelphia has the option to keep him for a second year at $5.2 million.
But, Vick has not been the weapon that some people expected him to be for the team and could be a free agent after this season.
Posted on: July 29, 2009 10:15 am
The Dolphins released a statement on Tuesday disavowing any interest in adding the controversial Michael Vick to their stash of quarterbacks, according to the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
The statement falls in line with those from several other teams, including the Redskins and Bengals, that they won't be signing the recently paroled Vick.
The Dolphins spent a second-round draft pick in April on former West Virginia quarterback Pat White, considered a younger version of the 29-year-old Vick and an equally dangerous two-way threat.
Posted on: July 22, 2009 10:39 am
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could meet with Michael Vick as early as this week. ESPN also reported that Vick could be allowed to join an NFL team in training camp.
Goodell could reserve the right to extend or further define Vick's indefinite suspension, but allow him to attend training camp if he is signed with an NFL team.
Posted on: July 13, 2009 12:54 pm
Former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick will be released from home confinement and federal custody on July 20 after completing a 23-month prison sentence for operating a dog-fighting ring.
A possible return to the NFL then will rest in the hands of league commissioner Roger Goodell.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, PETA has called Goodell to require that Vick undergo a full psychological evaluation before making any decisions about the future of his football career, as well as to add cruelty to animals to the NFL’s Code of Conduct.