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Lots of No's For Vick

Since Michael Vick was conditionally reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, making the quarterback eligible to sign with a team immediately, there has been no public declaration by any club of interest in Vick.

Officials with several teams linked to Vick via speculation and media reports have said they're not interested. That list includes the San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins.

Other clubs have indicated they're not interested as well.

The upstart United Football League could be a fallback option for Vick if no NFL team signs him. The fledgling league begins play in the fall. It hired former NFL coaches Dennis Green, Jim Fassel, Jim Haslett and Ted Cottrell to coach its four franchises and signed former Bills quarterback J.P. Losman to play for Fassel's team in Las Vegas.

It seems far too early, however, to dismiss Vick's chances of returning to the NFL.

As an executive with one club said Tuesday: "Like they always say, it only takes one interested team. Give it some time. It's a complex situation, both football-wise and PR-wise. Some teams will at least consider it. And I'll bet some of the teams that have come out and said no are at least considering it internally."

By Mark Maske  |  July 29, 2009; 10:46 AM ET  | Category:  League Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I don't watch the NFL anymore. My family is a huge Denver fan, going back before Craig Morton - remember him - didn't we all wonder what might have been if he'd had legs to go with that arm? Anyway, we have several generations more now. But we have all agreed, no NFL for us and those friends we can convince. The NFL has no standards, they are prostitutes for money. Vick has served his time and he is welcome to go get a job somewhere, but nothing in the public eye, nothing where young ones might admire and want to be like. That's all done. At least I got to see Elway so many times...

Posted by: limejunction | July 29, 2009 7:46 PM

Boo hoo... nobody wuvs Vick, da ruthless dog killer

He ONLY slaughtered the doggies with his bare hands when they were no longer of use to him. Dead doggies were found hanging on his personal property and he admitted to killing them himself.

Whats da big deal?

Posted by: Rubiconski | July 29, 2009 7:17 PM

I hope he never plays another NFL game in his life and dies penniless and living on the streets.

Posted by: Rubiconski | July 29, 2009 6:00 PM

Get over yourselves. Vick will and should play in the NFL this year. Darrell Russell drugged, raped, then videotaped a woman getting gang raped, and the let him back in the NFL. Ray Lewis essentially was an accomplice to murder when he obstructed justice in a double-homicide--and people don't even talk about that anymore.

Get over yourselves people. Vick is back and he'll be lighting up the league by season's end. Just wait and see.

Posted by: Barno1 | July 29, 2009 1:45 PM

If Jason starts off badly, and Vick is still available, you just wait and see how fast Danny Boy knocks on his door!

Here's to hoping Jason has a breakout year!

Oh, and @ mikelicht - Great Pic Post!

Posted by: FumbledReturns | July 29, 2009 12:28 PM

Michael Vick & Walt Disney team up for full length animated feature:

Posted by: frankieblacken | July 29, 2009 12:01 PM

New Vick scandal?


Posted by: MikeLicht | July 29, 2009 11:40 AM

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