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Eagles have no plans to cut Vick

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By Eric Edholm

The Eagles plan to keep QB Michael Vick on the team despite vague reports indicating that he was present the night of a shooting at his 30th birthday party in Virginia Beach, Va. The league is looking into the matter further, but the Eagles have indicated that they don't plan to cut Vick unless any new or damaging information comes out on the matter. This is good news for Vick after a period of time where fans and media called for the team to release him. He's currently the backup to new starting QB Kevin Kolb and is expected to be on the field perhaps more than his average of five plays per game last season. Vick's travel restrictions — he's currently being asked not to leave Pennsylvania while the investigation is pending — are not a concern for the team, which expects Vick to be able to attend road games both in the preseason and the regular season. Kolb and Vick have formed a bond over the past year, and Kolb told PFW earlier this summer that he relished the fact that Vick was a "weapon" the team could take advantage of more this season.


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