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."
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