Word has finally come down that Michael Vick signed a two-year deal with the Eagles on Thursday evening, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. This comes as a surprise because not many people figured the Eagles would be interested in Vick and the buzz on Thursday was that the Bills were interested in signing him. The news came out while the Eagles were playing the Patriots in their first pre-season game so Donovan McNabb was on the field and likely didn’t even know about it.
At this point, you have to figure McNabb will be scratching his head over the deal. McNabb got somewhat bent out of shape when the team drafted Kevin Kolb in the first-round a few years ago and he was pissed when he was benched last year against the Ravens. I really don’t think they signed Vick with the intention of playing him over McNabb, however. I’m guessing they need some depth and figure Vick can be a weapon at some point in some sort of option/wildcat type formation. And with Kolb sustaining a knee injury recently, Vick could be No. 2 on the depth chart by the team he’s cleared to play in games.Google+