Vick 'Very Excited' For Season Debut
Michael Vick said Wednesday he feels that he has regained 85 to 90 percent of his football conditioning and sharpness as he readies for what could be his first regular season game since being reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Vick, who missed the previous two seasons while serving his federal sentence for his role in a dogfighting operation in Virginia, is eligible to play for the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday's game at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. The quarterback played in two preseason games for the Eagles, then sat out the first two regular season games under the terms of his reinstatement.
He said in an online interview Wednesday streamed live on the team's Web site that he's "very excited" and added: "It's time to play football."
Vick also said: "Football-wise, I think I'm about 85 to 90 percent. I feel like I've got my legs back. I've been doing everything I need to do in the training room to make sure that I can reach the point of being 100 percent and I can go out and give this football team my all.... Every day I'm training. I'm working hard. I'm working on the small things to help me take my game to the next level."
Eagles Coach Andy Reid said earlier Wednesday he hadn't determined what role, if any, Vick will play in the game. Reid said those decisions would be made after watching this week's practices.
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