Michael Vick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike Vick likely out another week after leaving Cardinals game with hamstring injury

    SB Nation "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mike Vick will likely be out another week after he left Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals with a hamstring injury. He has a "tiny tear" and will test it again Wednesday, but according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, Vick doesn't think he'll be ready..." October 20

  • Big Ben won't rule out Week 7 return; Mike Vick 'a week away'

    NFL.com "Landry Jones led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 25-13 come-from-behind victory over the Arizona Cardinals, but the question looming in the Iron City is whether Ben Roethlisberger will return in Week 7. "We're going to tape it and brace it and I'm going to see what I can do," Roethlisberger said..." October 19

  • Steelers' Mike Vick exits game with hamstring injury

    NFL.com "Mike Vick has been sidelined in Pittsburgh. After throwing for just six yards over two-plus quarters, the Steelers quarterback left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a hamstring injury. The team announced that Vick is questionable to return. " October 18

  • Antonio Brown to Mike Vick: 'Let me make some plays'

    NFL.com "Antonio Brown's career has been defined by star production at a remarkably consistent level. That reputation has made his early returns with Mike Vick particularly eyebrow raising. Brown, who obliterated a Steelers team record with 129 receptions in 2014, has collected just nine passes for 87..." October 15

  • Steelers quarterback Vick getting more acquainted with offense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mike Vick had one practice — a glorified no-shoulder pad, no-helmet walkthrough — to prepare for the Baltimore Ravens. With Ben Roethlisberger hurt on a Sunday and the Steelers having a quick turnaround with a Thursday game against the Ravens last week, Vick didn't have much time to get up to..." October 09

  • Snoop Dogg To Michael Vick's Critics: "What Y'all Gonna Do—Hold It Over His Head Forever?"

    Complex "Anyone familiar with Snoop Dogg knows what he's passionate about. Much like millions of other Americans—he's simply addicted. He started when he was young and today, even at the age of 43, it remains a part of his day-to-day life. Are there people in this country who are against it? Yes. Are there..." September 30

  • Steelers plan to execute offense within Michael Vick's 'comfort zone'

    USA Today "With just three days to prepare for Thursday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin isn't letting himself think about the long-term implications of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's left knee injury. Whether Big Ben is back in four weeks, six weeks — or..." September 28

  • Vick says he’s ready to embrace role as backup

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have signed Mike Vick to be the backup to Ben Roethlisberger. Vick claims that, a year after he failed to accept that role behind Geno Smith with the Jets, Vick is ready to embrace his new football reality. “I admit that I didn’t do it as well as I wanted to, because in my mind the..." August 27

  • Anti-Vick Steelers petition draws more than 17,000 supporters

    Sportsnaut "The Pittsburgh Steelers needed to bolster their backup quarterback spot, so they signed veteran Michael Vick to the team on Tuesday. And, though it’s been six years since Vick served 21 months in federal prison for his role in running a dogfighting ring, many people are not forgiving or..." August 27

  • Michael Vick signs with Pittsburgh Steelers

    SB Nation "The Pittsburgh Steelers added some depth at quarterback by signing Michael Vick in free agency, the team announced Tuesday. Pittsburgh also placed quarterback Bruce Gradkowski on the injured/reserve list after he suffered a hand injury trying to recover a fumble against Green Bay. Ben..." August 26

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Steelers sign Vick

  • Report: Jets, Michael Vick have spoken, won't be reuniting

    The Score "Michael Vick is available, but it doesn't look like he'll be returning to the New York Jets. The Jets spoke to the veteran quarterback's agent about the possibility of him rejoining the team while Geno Smith recovers from a broken jaw, but the two sides determined it wasn't in their best..." August 12

  • Michael Vick (still) not Jets' answer at quarterback

    Sporting News "That didn't take long. As soon as the Jets announced Geno Smith would not be their quarterback to start the 2015 season, speculation about a non-Jet replacement began. That's an indictment of New York's winning chances with now projected No. 1 Ryan Fitzpatrick, as well as the team's chances..." August 11

  • Rex Ryan had concerns about Vick as a bad-weather quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "As a four-man quarterback competition continues to percolate in Buffalo, there’s one name that more and more fans are suggesting as a guy who potentially would be better than any of the current candidates. Mike Vick. Appearing on Friday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Bills coach Rex Ryan..." August 07

  • Michael Vick to former Eagles teammate LeSean McCoy: 'Don't take things so personally'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Michael Vick's always been that big brother figure to former Eagles teammate LeSean McCoy. When they were teammates in Philadelphia for five seasons, Vick regularly imparted his life experience on the younger McCoy, who idolized the electric quarterback when he first entered the league. Even..." June 16

  • Michael Vick still looking for job, believes he can start

    NFL.com "The days continue to fall off the calendar and Michael Vick remains unattached to an NFL team. Could this be the end? Vick has never had a problem finding a job in the past, but things are different following a shaky one-year engagement with the Jets. Nearing his 35th birthday, Vick no longer..." June 08

  • Michael Vick pursuing starting job, three more years in NFL

    CBS Sports "Michael Vick wants back into the NFL, but is there a team out there willing to take a chance on a 34-year-old quarterback (soon to be 35), who is best known for his legs rather than his passing ability? Well, if a team does give Vick a chance to extend his career, gets enamored with him enough..." May 15

  • Michael Vick Reportedly Has ‘Several Teams’ Interested In Him

    Sportsnaut "Michael Vick was once the most dangerous player in the NFL, but the veteran quarterback is currently without a job. That may soon change, as former NFL wide receiver Chris Chambers says there are “several teams that want him.” “He didn’t know if he wanted to play football again,” said Chambers,..." May 14

  • Mike Vick Police Report QB Allegedly Threatens Ex-Business Partner, Vick Calls B.S.

    TMZ "Mike Vick's ex-business partner claims he's been on the receiving end of some nasty threats from the QB ever since their hairbrush company hit the skids .. and now he's filed a police report against the NFL star. Though Vick's reps say the whole thing is a bunch of crap. The man behind the..." May 11

  • Source: Chris Johnson, Michael Vick leaving Jets

    Metro News "It appears that newly appointed general manager Mike Maccagnan won't be trigger shy about making moves for his New York Jets as two big-name veteran players are likely on their way out. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a league source tells Metro New York that the Jets appear set to let..." February 14

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Michael Vick said he has "a good, solid two years" left in his career. #nyj

  • Vick: Florida St.'s Winston 'future of the NFL'

    ESPN New York "Once considered one of the NFL's biggest stars, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick says he thinks Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston could be the league's next big star. "I think he's the future of the NFL," Vick said of the Seminoles' Heisman Trophy winner, according to..." December 20

  • Report: Vick says playing for Skins would be a dream come true

    CSN Washington "At 34 years old, Jets quarterback Michael Vick believes he can still be a face of a franchise. His one-year, $5 million deal expires in the offseason, and the chance New York's front office feels the same way about Vick and his capabilities is unlikely, which could leave the Virginia native..." December 18

  • Michael Vick has nearly paid off $18 million in debt

    USA Today "When Michael Vick was released from jail after serving 548 days for involvement in a dogfighting ring, he owed creditors nearly $18 million dollars. Vick agreed to live on a restrictive budget and use two-thirds of every dollar he earned to pay off creditors and taxes. Six years after he made his..." December 17

  • Michael Vick, who's been benched, doesn't think Jets benched him

    Newark Star-Ledger "Michael Vick already signaled to our man Eliot Shorr-Parks, though a source, that he'd like to stay with the Jets next season. But that was a couple of weeks ago, before the Jets turned back to Geno Smith as their starting quarterback. So how does Vick feel about a return to One Jets Drive now..." December 04

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Rex Ryan is expected to stick with Michael Vick if he's healthy, per source. Was kicked in the calf last night. He downplayed injury. #nyj

  • Rex Ryan has no idea if Geno Smith or Michael Vick will start the Jets' next game

    Newark Star-Ledger "Not that either quarterback made a compelling case for the job, but Jets coach Rex Ryan said after Monday's 38-3 loss to the Bills that he isn't sure if Geno Smith or Michael Vick would start next Monday night at home against Miami. "We'll address that later," Ryan said. "I don't know yet...." November 25

  • Michael Vick wants to play at least two more years

    NFL.com "Impending free agent Michael Vick acknowledged last week that his New York Jets future is up in the air after two starts as Geno Smith's replacement. Whether or not Vick returns, it's clear the 34-year-old wants to continue his NFL career in 2015 and beyond. "I would love to play again, at..." November 20

  • Michael Vick won't say whether he wants to stay with Jets next season

    Newark Star-Ledger "With two turnover-free starts under his belt, Michael Vick is the Jets' quarterback for the foreseeable future—or at least for their next game, which isn't until Nov. 23 at the Bills. Barring either an injury or a Geno Smith-like implosion, Vick figures to be the Jets' starter for the final..." November 12

  • Michael Vick says he thinks Jets might have won more if he had started earlier. Does he have a point?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Two straight weeks now, Michael Vick has played well as the Jets’ starting quarterback. Two straight weeks of turnover-free performances – a streak Geno Smith enjoyed just once in 24 starts – makes it easy to wonder: What might have been for these Jets, if Vick started from Day 1? Vick..." November 10

  • Why not starting Michael Vick sooner is the Jets’ latest regret

    New York Post "They are the New York Regrets. Muttering to themselves whether a season, one precious year of their fleeting football lives, is wasted. Wondering what could have happened if Mike Vick got a fair crack at the quarterback job, or an earlier one. “I’m not looking back,” coach Rex Ryan said after..." November 03

  • Michael Vick throws so hard, he might have broken his TE's finger vs. Bills

    CBS Sports "Jets quarterback Michael Vick admitted this week that he's not as athletic as he used to be when he was 24. Vick might not be be able to run as fast as he could 10 years ago, but he still has his fastball, just ask tight end Jeff Cumberland. Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said on..." October 31

  • Vick excited for start, warned not to fumble

    ESPN New York "Along with a promotion, Michael Vick received a word of warning from New York Jets coach Rex Ryan: Don't fumble. The turnover-prone Vick, preparing for his first start in a year, fumbled four times -- losing two -- in relief of Geno Smith last week against the Buffalo Bills. Vick, calling..." October 30

  • Michael Vick replaces Geno Smith as Jets' starting QB for Sunday's game

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets are going with veteran Michael Vick as their starting quarterback for this Sunday’s game at Kansas City, coach Rex Ryan said Monday. Vick replaced second-year pro Geno Smith in last Sunday’s 43-23 loss to the Bills after Smith threw interceptions on three straight first-quarter..." October 28

  • Michael Vick guarantees Percy Harvin ‘won’t be a monster here’

    New York Post "When you make a trade like this, when you bring a gamebreaker and heartbreaker, a playmaker and troublemaker, into your organization, the only way it has a chance to succeed is if you tell him and you show him he is innocent until proven guilty. How ironic it is now that Michael Vick, summoned..." October 23

  • Rex salutes Vick: Unprepared talk took 'guts'

    ESPN New York "Instead of scolding backup quarterback Michael Vick for his eyebrow-raising admission that he slacked off last week in practice, the New York Jets applauded his honesty and courage. Coach Rex Ryan, whose team is on a four-game losing streak, said Thursday he challenged his players to "take a..." October 10

  • Vick: I took scout team for granted

    ESPN New York "New York Jets backup quarterback Michael Vick admitted that he should’ve taken his scout team snaps more seriously before Sunday's game in San Diego, which might have made him ill-prepared to face the Chargers. Vick was ineffective after entering the game in the second half in relief of..." October 09

  • Unprepared Vick: It won’t happen again

    New York Post "Jets backup quarterback Michael Vick saw his first extended playing time in Sunday’s 31-0 loss to the Chargers, and he was not real happy with the results. Vick, who completed 8-of-19 passes for 47 yards in relief of Geno Smith, said Wednesday he may have been unprepared. “Maybe I didn’t..." October 09

  • Michael Vick replaces Geno Smith

    ESPN New York "After a disastrous first half, the New York Jets finally made a change at quarterback, benching starter Geno Smith in favor of Michael Vick to start the second half against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium. Smith entered the game on the hot seat after two straight poor..." October 06

  • Jets QB Geno Smith may be running out of time as Michael Vick looms in background

    New York Daily News "When the crazies in green and white had been reduced to a whisper and filed out of MetLife Stadium on Monday night, the question in the back of just about all of their minds reflected the cold, harsh reality of life in the NFL: Is time running out for Geno Smith? For all the strides Rex Ryan &..." September 23

  • Michael Vick: Roger Goodell 'doing a great job'

    CBS Sports "Looking for someone to defend NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell? We've got your man: Jets backup quarterback and one-time banished superstar Michael Vick. Vick, who was given an indefinite suspension by Goodell in 2007, came to the commish's side when asked about Goodell's recent PR issues,..." September 19

  • Jets' Michael Vick feels like a starter but won't rock the boat

    New York Daily News "Eventually, Michael Vick hopes to return to being a starting quarterback. For now, though, he’s adjusting to a life as the Jets backup. “In my heart and in my mind I’m still a starter,” Vick said on WFAN Tuesday. “Yeah I’m comfortable in this role. Do I always want to be in this role? No...." September 11

  • Jets’ Michael Vick to reach out to Ray Rice

    New York Post "As a veteran of raging controversy himself, Michael Vick wanted Ray Rice to know Wednesday he has an experienced shoulder to lean on. Vick didn’t condone Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious on the video that got the Ravens running back released and suspended this week, but Vick says Rice..." September 11

  • Michael Vick's weekly Mike Francesa appearance is now up in the air, Jets QB says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Just two days ago, Jets QB Michael Vick was set to appear on Mike Francesa's WFAN drive-time show every Tuesday -- at least that's what Francesa said. Then, on Wednesday, suddenly that arrangement was up in the air and Vick reportedly told the media he was done speaking to them all..." September 04

  • Vick's greatest victory: Standing up for Cooper

    ESPN New York "Michael Vick was talking about his greatest achievement as an NFL quarterback, and it had nothing to do with the time he beat Brett Favre in a playoff game at Lambeau Field. This was about saving a rookie coach's team and a wide receiver's career in the early hours of training camp, and it was all..." August 28

  • Rex still won’t say it, but Geno will be the starter

    New York Post "The Jets’ first team took 21 snaps in 11-on-11 drills at Tuesday’s practice. Geno Smith was the quarterback for 19 of them. Smith will start Saturday night’s preseason game against the Bengals, just as he started last week’s game against the Colts. Over the last four practices, Smith has..." August 13

  • Michael Vick urges Ray Rice to “make amends”

    Pro Football Talk "Michael Vick was treated much more harshly — both by the legal system and by the NFL — for his involvement in dog fighting than Ray Rice was for assaulting his wife. But Vick and Rice are both football stars whose off-field actions have landed them in trouble, and so Vick feels that he may be able..." August 12

  • Vick not interested in racing Johnson but will take on McCoy again

    CBS Sports "A year ago, when Michael Vick was still with the Eagles, he beat the fleet-footed LeSean McCoy in the 40-yard dash. Pretty impressive for the then 33-year-old. Earlier this month, Jets running back Chris Johnson said that he'd take Vick, now Johnson's teammate in New York, in a race. Over the..." July 28

  • Vick declares he 'revolutionized the game'

    Sporting News "Michael Vick isn't humble about his impact on professional football. Quite the opposite, in fact. The Jets quarterback may be the backup to Geno Smith, but Vick said Friday that he paved the way for players like Smith, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick. "I was the guy who started it..." June 21

  • Vick gets $4 million for one year in New York

    Pro Football Talk "When assessing whether Mike Vick has a chance at becoming the starting quarterback for the Jets, the financial investment becomes relevant. The more the team pays a guy, the more likely he plays. For Vick, it was widely reported that he’ll get $5 million this year from the Jets. The magnitude..." March 30