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It is July 2008, if Falcons truly want a clean break, why is Vick still on the roster?


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Bring It (7/11/2008)
Running back ? Vick ??

You've got to be kidding !!

That sad, skinny little #####-ant would last about 4 plays as a RB.

He would have to have Arthur Blank as a permanent wheelchair helper.

Please.............

I laugh when I hear people automatically assign Vick the position as RB/WR/Kick Returner.....

He would get killed.

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Why not keep him? We have to pay him anyway. He doesn't count as an active player on the roster; we can still carry the full allotment of players. Also many have mentioned the cap hit. On top of that, if he can get out of jail and show Blank and the fans he's a changed man, maybe he can be a productive player at another position for us. Vick would almost be forced to restructure his contract when he gets out, so he'll be cheap too. If he proves to be worthless or still a bad character, we can cut him under that new contract and the cap hit won't be as big.

It's all business. Keeping him on the roster right now is the best thing to do in this horrible situation. Plus, I think Vick deserves a second chance to prove himself. Second chances make us hungry and motivated if we are willing to take full advantage of them. If not anything else, Vick's presence when he gets out will push the other players at his new position to do better, as Vick will be viewed as a threat to their jobs.

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crankthatbatman (7/11/2008)
Sun Tzu 7 (7/11/2008)
i highly doubt that he is still going to get his existing contract back after being away from the game for so long. goddell has got to rule in the nfl's favor on this one, that whoever signs him, whether it be the falcons or another team, they give him a reduced, incentative based contract. its not like vick is gonna get out of jail and tell a team no he wants his existing contract honored. vick has to prove to people he deserves a 2nd chance and should take whatever amount a team gives him to prove himself.

1. Vick's contract is still in place... he doesn't "get it back" when he's out of jail.  The Falcons are within their legal right to cut him but we have the added part of a cap hit.

2. NLFPA would NEVER agree to this.... not the part about "undoing" the contract.

 

 

ok let me sell u this..if matt ryan went to jail 2morrow and was sentenced to 5 years jail time for vehicle manslaughter, when he gets out of jail, do the falcons still have to honor the last year of his contract??

 

No but they have to pay him his gauranteed money, over one two three ect years. If you cut him it excelerates how fast you have to pay it. Liek we have to pay Vick his gauranteed money, and we are spreading it out so we can still pay some other players as well.

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REV.2000 (7/11/2008)
ATL90 ** (7/10/2008)
Green Bay should start Aaron Rodgers. And forget Brett Favre.

Atlanta should start Matt Ryan in Week 1 if Mr. Blank truly believe in Matt Ryan (34 million guaranteed), and just let Vick go... Many have said Vick is only a RB and can't help most teams because of his alleged poor QB skills.. Just let him go, and let Matt Ryan show what he is capable of doing...

Ryan is portrayed as someone who will be infinitely better than Vick and starting Ryan on Week 1 would show the world that the Falcons have finally moved forward..

THE FALCONS MAY HAVE ...... BUT YOU HAVEN'T. IF MIKE'S JUST A RUNNING BACK IT OUGHT TO BE EASY TO DO. HE MUST BE SOME KIND OF QB, BECAUSE YOU KEEP TALKING ABOUT HIM AND MATT IN THE SAME BREATH. DON'T WORRY ABOUT MIKE, MATT BETTER WORRY ABOUT REDMAN.;)

Fo Sho:D

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