Breaking News: Michael Vick Is Somewhat Back
So Roger Goodell lifted the ban on Michael Vick. Sorta. He can go to practices, workouts, and meetings, but he can’t play in the first two preseason games. He can play in the last two though before serving a suspension that will last at least five weeks. Vick will have to jump through a few more hoops to show the league that he is walking the straight and narrow. If he can keep his nose clean he could petition the NFL to regain full eligibility.
It’s not all rosy though for Vick. He still needs to catch on with a team, which could be difficult in this economic climate. Teams do not want to alienate their fan base by signing someone that so many feel strongly against. Considering he hasn’t played since 2006 and had questionable Quarterbacking skills then, it may be a tough sell. One thing that works in his favor is the Dolphins’ success with the Wildcat formation. The NFL is a copycat league and if Vick can swallow his pride, he can become the poster boy for that position, assuming he still has his exceptional speed.
Obviously Vick has no fantasy value at this point, but it is worth noting that the man so many love to hate could be coming soon to an NFL training camp.