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Source: Vick to sign Eagles franchise tender

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08:55 AM ET 03.02 | Michael Vick will sign his franchise tender from the Eagles on Wednesday, two weeks after the team placed the tag on the quarterback, a league source said Tuesday. Some players dislike being franchised, but when the Eagles tagged him on Feb. 15, Vick told reporters that he was "proud to be an Eagle." He later tweeted that "2011 will be a huge success."

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March 2, 2011  09:01 AM ET

What else was he going to do? He's up to his ears in debt and the franchise tag will pay him millions to play for a team that gave him a second chance and a fan base that has embraced him.

March 2, 2011  09:06 AM ET

If Vick starts dancing the free-agent shuffle and whining about being tagged he destroys the feel-good redemption story. He must know it's too soon to throw away all that good will.

March 2, 2011  09:11 AM ET

Hopefully he shows up to sign it!

March 2, 2011  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hopefully he shows up to sign it!

Throw in a key to the city and he'll show.

March 2, 2011  09:22 AM ET

Cool.

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March 2, 2011  09:28 AM ET

"2011 will be a huge success."

Assuming there's a CBA in place. Don't spend that franchise salary yet, Mike.

March 2, 2011  09:33 AM ET

Another philadelphia story--- always ends BAD./// City of Losers deserve this felon... problem is, the last thing the Toilet of philly needs is Another Felon...

March 2, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What else was he going to do? He's up to his ears in debt and the franchise tag will pay him millions to play for a team that gave him a second chance and a fan base that has embraced him.

Ya' think he isn't hoping this CBA thingy doesn't get resolved real soon?

March 2, 2011  10:02 AM ET

Just to keep the warm fuzzy feeling going maybe the Iggles should buy him a puppy?

March 2, 2011  10:20 AM ET

No CBA in place means no drug test. Party on you ghetto fool.
I'm not sure that puppy crack was funny or not Slapshot, I'll have to think on it.

March 2, 2011  11:16 AM ET

BURP!

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March 2, 2011  12:14 PM ET

Whatever knew this was gonna happen... smart move to just franchise as opposed to long term deal (which they can't till the CBA right?), seems near the end of last year teams were starting to figure him out again and hey this guy just ain't gonna last long running around like he does... be best to actually keep Kolb there Philly.

March 2, 2011  01:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Whatever knew this was gonna happen... smart move to just franchise as opposed to long term deal (which they can't till the CBA right?), seems near the end of last year teams were starting to figure him out again and hey this guy just ain't gonna last long running around like he does... be best to actually keep Kolb there Philly.

You got it. They do not like him well enough to have come up with a long term deal, but enough to look at him one more year.
They can't move Kolb. They know that too.

March 2, 2011  01:09 PM ET
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Just to keep the warm fuzzy feeling going maybe the Iggles should buy him a puppy?

I'm laughing.

March 2, 2011  04:18 PM ET
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Another philadelphia story--- always ends BAD./// City of Losers deserve this felon... problem is, the last thing the Toilet of philly needs is Another Felon...

The city is two years removed from a World Series win. You're simple.

March 2, 2011  04:50 PM ET
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What else was he going to do? He's up to his ears in debt and the franchise tag will pay him millions to play for a team that gave him a second chance and a fan base that has embraced him.

Yes, they'll embrace him as long as he wins. Like almost all fans, they'll tolerate quite a bit if you win for them. If the Eagles start losing, they'll turn on him like rabid dogs.

March 2, 2011  06:37 PM ET
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What else was he going to do? He's up to his ears in debt and the franchise tag will pay him millions to play for a team that gave him a second chance and a fan base that has embraced him.

Truth. Lock the thread. (ie nothing else to say).

 
March 2, 2011  07:09 PM ET

They should give him the key to the city

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