Wake-Up Call: Money On the Line for Vick

Eagles QB Mike Vick in red practice jersey

Michael Vick‘s renegotiated one-year contract is heavy on incentives. The longer he sits out, the more money he loses.

Vick received a signing bonus of $3.5 million and another $3.5 million on the first day of the regular season.The remaining $3 million of potential earnings is incentive-based. From Pro Football Talk:

He can earn a $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses; he gets $31,250 for each game he’s on the 53-man roster.  Vick gets another $1.5 million if he participates in 90 percent of the offensive snaps, and $1 million if the Eagles win the Super Bowl (and if he plays in it).




The play-time incentive has lower levels, with $$1.2 available if he participates in 80 percent of the snaps, $900,000 if Vick participates in 70 percent of the snaps, $700,000 for 60 percent of the snaps, and $500,000 for 50 percent.  The amounts aren’t cumulative; he gets one payment based on his total playing time.  Also, the Super Bowl bonus has lower levels, with smaller payments based on postseason [success].  The maximum available is $1 million, if the Eagles win the Super Bowl.

He'll most likely be on the roster for the full 16 so that $500k bonus should be no problem. And he probably wasn't banking on the money linked to the postseason. But the $1.5 million tied to playing time is of concern to Vick. If he sits out Sunday's game as expected, Vick will have already missed 2 1/2 games on the year. Assuming that's all the time he misses, he will play roughly 80 percent of the snaps this season. There's certainly no guarantee that he'll achieve that mark. If he loses the job to Nick Foles, he may be out of  luck altogether.

Seven million (plus the two mega deals he signed previously) is nothing to sneeze at. But Vick just recently emerged from bankruptcy and has no firm job security beyond this year. Bottom line, $1.5 million is $1.5 million, no matter who you are.

All the more reason for Vick to try to get back on the field as soon as possible.

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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Let's check in on Chip Kelly's former quarterback Marcus Mariota, who is eligible for next year's draft but hasn't yet revealed his plans. From PFT.

As Peter King of TheMMQB.com recently reported, at least two teams would have Oregon’s Marcus Mariota higher on their boards than Bridgewater, if Mariota opts to leave school after the current season.

For his part, Mariota is mum.

“My family and I have decided to hold off on these conversations until after the season,” Mariota told 750 The Game in Portland, via Rotoworld.com.  “We’re obviously going to put the pros and cons together, and we’re going to do what’s best for the family.  At the same time, my education is important. . . .  I love Oregon.  I love the community.  We’ll decide when the time is right.”

Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News thinks the Eagles have the upper hand over the Cowboys now that their offensive line is healthy.

Peters, Herremans and Kelce are healthy and back on the field. They are joined by first-round draft pick Lane Johnson at right tackle.

And now the mismatch favors the Eagles. It’s the Cowboys defensive line that is battered. Five of the six linemen penciled in last spring as the backbone of that unit — DeMarcus Ware, Anthony Spencer, Jay Ratliff, Tyrone Crawford and Ben Bass — won’t be on the field Sunday because of injuries.

That leaves tackle Jason Hunter with a cast of street free agents and waiver claims to provide the resistance against one of the NFL’s best offenses.

COMING UP

Kelly will address the media at 11:40 before practice, and the QBs will speak this afternoon.

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  • trixman

    No mention that Foles is NFC Offensive Player of the Week?

    • anon

      We have player of the week 2 weeks in a row? Really shady could make it every week. Whose next, is Ertz going to open it up next week?

    • JofreyRice

      Impressive. Let’s hope it means more than the time Kevin Kolb was named NFC player of the week. Really want to see him face some man, to see what he can do when guys are “covered”.

      My own personal opinion on good postseason QBs are that they have the ability and willingness to make accurate throws into tight coverage–by utilizing NFL zip to get the passes there, or by using understanding of the offense and anticipation. Full credit to Foles for exploiting TB’s zone D, but finding out if he has the traits I described is going to be one of the more interesting storylines going forward. I didn’t think he had those traits last year. I don’t think Vick has them.

  • Richard Colton

    Total fan fantasy: Foles continues the run he’s been on for 6 quarters. ESPN does a primetime special – “Dynamite! Foles or Luck for the Next Decade?” Eagles play in the NY Superbowl after the Giants go 0-16. Up 28-27 with less than a minute to go in the 4th quarter. Foles comes out of the game and hands the ball to Vick, who executes victory formation and collects his 1,000,000

    No one on the ’13 Eagles, even the maligned defense, ever buys a drink in Philly again.

    • knighn

      Agreed. It is a total fantasy… but it’s a nice one!

    • Brent E. Sulecki

      I could be down with something like that. why not. seems other cities and teams have those things happen. Boston. Pittsburh. why not us?

      • Brent E. Sulecki

        Pittsburgh* doh

    • nicksaenz1

      I’d rather save the million in salary cap but otherwise right there with ya

    • Mr. Wu

      …..and then I finally have that threesome with Scarlet Johansen and Mila Kunis :)

      • Johnny Domino

        Need a towel boy?

  • knighn

    Get well, Vick! Play well, Nick!

    • Mr. Wu

      yes that is the new Mantra…like that^^

  • Andy124

    How do the play time and post-season bonuses affect the cap? Does whatever portion goes unearned roll over to next year’s cap?

    • cliff henny

      why teams dont use 100% of cap. have to leave some wiggle room. whatever is earn will adjust the cap. if you look at eaglescap.com, they have vick as 7m against (slight disconnect between it’s 2nd 3.5m payout explanation and here, he’ll probably end closer to 8m-10m would def be prefered). but look at d-jax his base is 6.8 with 2.2m in incentives, so he puts his cap at 9m, figuring he’ll make it all. so, it all goes into current yr.

      • Andy124

        So what you’re sayin is, unearned incentives will not count against the cap and will therefore roll over to next year’s cap.

        • cliff henny

          no, unearned doesnt count, if not earned, goes away. on eaglescap.com, they show 18m under, after breaking down every contract. most guys the cap figure is base + proration(guess incentives) + others (workout bonus guessing). on there vick is 7m. so if he gets to more than that, guessing 8m, only be 17m under. his contract seems to be the only one that sites doesnt max every player out. like d-jax is base 6.75m + pro 2m + 250k other…they have his cap number at 9m.

          • Andy124

            Thanks for the link. I have a little different interpretation of the details than you, but basically the same final conclusion.

            *Base Salary The 3.5 in base salary is clear.

            *Proration The Proration column is for the cap hits of signing bonuses to be prorated over the contract. The 2.566M number here consists of 1.166M of this recent 3.5M signing bonus, plus 1.4M of the signing bonus of his mega-contract. The remainder of the signing bonus from the mega-contract and current contract is filed under dead money.

            *Other The 1M in the Other column are incentives that the site author considers LTBE (likely to be earned). That’s 500k for being on the roster and another 500k for playing 50% of the snaps. He’s counting them against the cap already. In reality, that 500k for 50% of the snaps is in jeopardy.

            That leaves an additional 2M in incentives he could earn this year that would then count against the cap. 700k is likely the maximum amount out of that 2M of additional bonus he could earn, (by starting between 80% and 90% of the snaps). There is also 500k he could miss out on by playing less than 50% of the snaps that would, I think, not be counted against the cap and then be able to be rolled over to next year.

            Note: If he plays every snap after the Dallas game, that would amount to about 85% of the team’s snaps given a roughly consistent snap/game rate.

          • cliff henny

            ok, thanks. so prorated has to do with signing bonuses. can go in either dead money or cap. guess this is where howie makes his money, making that cap figure dance.

  • Token

    “we’re going to do what’s best for the family” – Think Mariota is coming out. That line there generally means bring on the money.

    But, it looks like it may end up not mattering. I thought the kid was gonna go top 10. Hes just THE kind of QB everyone is looking for right now. May be too far out of our reach.

    • anon

      I don’t think we have a top 20 pick, i also don’t think we should spend any pick before the 4th round trying to move up.

    • cliff henny

      he’s coming out. what more is he going to learn at Oregon? not like they’ll switch to pro passing attack. it’s a nice story bit for espn when guys come back, but for every story it work, p manning, there’s another where it doesnt, every USC qb.
      .
      think you are correct, i dream of Marioti or Hundley, but think more realistic is Manziel-warming up too or Boyd-not that high on.

      • Token

        If Its Boyd or Manziel id rather just not pick a QB. I just flat out dont see a good NFL QB in either.

        If they are serious about wanting a QB. They better do what it takes to trade up for one of the others. QB is important enough to trade up for.

        • cliff henny

          give Manziel some credit, he did have an awful off-season, only to come back and play better this year than last. certainly some of it was his own doing, ESPN following his every move making 5 day story about going to a frat party (really, 21 and drinking couple extra beers, shocker) didnt help. he’s cleaned up some of the streetball, think we both agree it’s too much, and still having success. i’d rather coach out those type flaws, and have a guy who makes plays, and he does. jump balls have to go too, unless draft evans in 2nd. raw tools, kid has it all. plus, his attitude is growing on me…type of guy that when it’s your guy, it’s great, other team’s, hate it. could use some of that in philly.

          • Token

            Just dont see it. I watch his cut-ups and think, would this pass be working if it wasnt to a 6-6 guy? Could he get away with this at the next level?

            I think hes closer to Vick than he is a Favre, who Ive seen him compared to. He doesnt have nearly the arm Favre did.

            Boyd just doesnt do either thing all that well IMO.

            Just saw a Mariota interview where he said hes working on the shyness, trying to have a bigger voice out there. Hope thats the case.

            As has been said, the best case scenario for Eagle fans is if it ends up we already have a franchise QB on the roster and we can spend that #1 pick on a defensive stud. I dont really believe thats the case, but its a nice thought.

          • cliff henny

            i see manziel getting better at some of the streetballing, cant argue with the rest, distant 3rd on m list. jefferyrice likes kid out of Miami, harris i think? or at least mentioned him. talking qb is doulbe edge sword, been following college guys since we hired kelly, little tough to shut off. i will watch every snap of foles, no one is rooting him on harder than me. asked to give personal opinion on him, think he can win games, just think he lacks in too many areas to get kelly’s full backing.

          • Token

            The only time we really have seen a decent number of designed QB carries is the Giants game. And I think that was a little panic on Kellys part, trying to get a struggling Vick going.

            I really dont think he cares to run the QB a bunch at this level. He knows its asking for trouble.

            Now a guy with Mariotas speed is certainly intriguing as he can take one to the house if given a lane. He seems to know how to slide too. But I dont think Chip needs that. A consistently accurate, smart, clutch passer is all I ask for. Preferably not 6′. Thats just another disadvantage you have to overcome.

          • cliff henny

            threat is a threat, cant change that. while i dont think shady needs a running qb, the threat does help. 15 yrs ago it was either or, running qb or pocket passer. now, you dont have to choose. manziel size is an issue, no doubt.
            .
            lets just hope fole lights it up, marries heidi klum, she get’s in twitter battles with d-jax wife, foles changes hairstyle every other week and dresses like he’s auditioning for french runway. problem solved…till then, Marioti or Hundley please!

          • HowboutdemIggles

            It’s Mario’ta not Marioti, I just don’t see either of those guys being that good though, the biggest problem is defense so why not go after a guy like Ha Ha he’s a ball hawking safety with hitting ability I think that’s the best move, then have Foles and Barkley have it out. I don’t get why there is a need for a quarterback when that’s not the problem, so what if Foles isn’t Brady, nobody is, that’s how it is.

          • HowboutdemIggles

            Screw the quarterback, this team is terrible on defense, worry about a QB next season. this team needs a ball hawking safety, if Ha’sean Clinton-Dix or any of these other safeties come out I would get a big bodied receiver like Marquise Lee for example, any QB can thrive in this offense.

        • jon h

          Who’s the #1 Safety in the draft? Pick him.

          • Token

            Clinton-Dix. But he got suspended recently I believe. Plus hes from Alabama. Dont think I want anything to do with their secondary players at this point.

            Dont really know any other safeties coming out. Byrd will be on the market. Is his health ok? Does Chip like the guy?

      • BlindChow

        Interesting that there’s a possibility Matt Barkley might go down in history as more a cautionary tale for college QB’s than anything he does in the NFL.

        • knighn

          I think a lot of that will depend on Barkley. If he can turn it around and be a starter, then he was worthy of the designation: “If he came out in 2012, he would have been a first round pick!” If he can’t, then he might prove that he wasn’t worth the 2012 first round pick in the first place.

          So annoyed at everyone some people that think that Barkley is automatically Chip Kelly’s franchise QB of the future. Sure, just like Mike Kafka was Andy Reid’s franchise QB of the future.

          • BlindChow

            Hard for Barkley to show much being 3rd on the depth chart, though.

            (And are there people saying Barkley is automatically the future in Philly? Most people I read suggest either Foles or a 2014 draftee. Barkley seems more like The Forgotten Man…)

          • cliff henny

            Dutch has been quiet past couple days. he is certainly ringleader of the ‘foles sux, barkley is franchise qb in waiting’.

          • knighn

            “Everyone” was an exaggeration on my part. And yes, there are a number of Eagles fans, not just on these boards, who seriously think that Barkley is the future of the Eagles because “Chip picked him” and “he would have been a 1st round pick in 2012!”.

        • JofreyRice

          eh. I think he was overrated before the shoulder injury, but maybe the perception will be that the injury somehow profoundly affected his arm strength. He’s always had a popgun arm, IMO. His savvy, intelligence, and anticipation was enough to beat college defenders, but I just don’t think he has the juice to make NFL throws. Obviously, he’s only a rookie, so he could come out and show a crazily improved bionic arm. Media loves the kid–probably because of his work ethic and manner–so I’m a bit skeptical until I see it myself.

          I think his career projects like Jason Garrett. I would not be surprised at all if he wound up coaching. It’s clear he loves the game.

          • Richard Colton

            I hope he plays somewhere, if only for the “Maitre D” comments on 24/7

      • knighn

        Of course: the best case scenario is if Matt Barkley or Nick Foles can prove to be the franchise QB of the future this year. (As mentioned before: I would be super shocked to see Vick back as the starter next year.)
        Failing that, there are a lot of QBs playing in college this year who might be able to run some version of Chip Kelly’s offense. I posted this before. Some of these names you might not know very well. At least a few of these guys will come to the NFL in 2014:
        http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/dennis-dodd/24087915/college-football-midseason-heisman-race-all-qbs-and-maybe-a-repeat
        (the article focuses on all of the great college QBs this year… and all of the records that they are setting)

        • cliff henny

          do like carr-tough not to think of brother. baylor kid scares me, how much is him, how much is crappy d’s. winston cant come out till ’16. mccarron metz, might as well stick with foles-unless they are 5th rdrs, then sure take a shot. harris out of miami is curious guy, some really like him, very inconsistant to say the least. i stick to marioti and hundley, cause think bridgewater is gone 1 or 2, hopefully one or other can drop to 4-7 range. eagles at 12-15 guessing, wont be that hard to move up. boyd, manziel, harris seems to be next batch, 1 will definitely be available without costing much. getting to 2 or 3 is really expensive, ask me today, yeah i’m spending it for marioti, 4 or 5 for hundley. qb is just too important. plus, am no more of a scout than most on here that’s been avid football watcher for 35 yrs. alot easier to picture hundley or marioti since offenses are very similar than other guys running more spread passing attacks.

          • HowboutdemIggles

            Mariota

          • knighn

            “eagles at 12-15″ – that means that they don’t make the playoffs. That’s OK. That is what I predicted before the season. The only thing that would bother me about that: it probably means that the Cowboys would!

            Changing gears: it’s fascinating, right now, to look at all of the teams that have the same (or worse) record as the Eagles. Of course, it won’t stay that way, but it’s fun to pretend it would…
            Might these teams be looking for a 1st round QB?
            WAS 1-4 = no
            NYG 0-6 = no
            MIN 1-4 = YES
            ATL 1-4 = no
            TB 0-5 = YES
            STL 3-3 = probably not
            ARI 3-3 = YES
            NYJ 3-3 = no
            BUF 2-4 = no
            BAL 3-3 = no
            CLE 3-3 = YES
            PIT 1-4 = no
            TEN 3-3 = probably not
            HOU 2-4 = YES
            JAC 0-6 = HELL YES
            SD 3-3 = no
            OAK 2-4 = YES
            So… the Eagles could be competing with 7 other teams for a 1st round QB. That’s just right now. Hard to know what will happen with other teams by the end of the season.

          • cliff henny

            i’d almost like the cowboys to back into playoffs…hang-on, dont blow a gasket…JJ has that cap so f’d up, and cutting ratcliff cost them 12m dead next yr, holy smokes, plus all the renego’d contract and romo’s exploding one….anyway…if he thinks they are division winner couple pricey free agents before romo’s contract cripples them (and best part, they arent!), he’ll have them so backassward Dallas will be fielding 3-5 win teams the 2nd half of this decade.
            .
            cool list
            minne just took on freeman’s contract. dont hate him, tb coach is a true a-hole, can see how that didnt work out.
            ARZ…think fitz and fanbase will sit thru another rookie qb?
            HOU…team’s close
            OAK..pryor isnt horrible…he might be just good enough for them to delay a yr.
            AZ and HOU are great trade bait for foles.

          • knighn

            I want the Cowboys to never ever EVER make the playoffs again under any circumstances. I want them to lose, draft badly, make poor and unlucky decisions in free agency, and keep losing every year for the rest of the franchise’s miserable existence. Long after Jerry Jones has passed, long after the NFL takes away the Thanksgiving games, and long after all of America officially revokes the “America’s Team” title I just want them to keep losing.

            MIN – Would Josh Freeman keep you from taking a QB you might really like? Not me.
            TB – bad situation. Really glad that we beat them. Feel sorry for the players on that team. Glennon might be decent but he doesn’t project well. Bad body language. Looks really, really awkward… like the love child of Eli Manning and giraffe.
            AZ – Carson Palmer is 34 this year and is officially in “journeyman” status. Fitz or not, the team needs to take a QB for the future. Might be a young vet. Might be a draft pick.
            HOU – team’s close… to throwing another pick 6.
            OAK – I wish Al Davis was still alive. Then we could be sure that OAK would take the smartest possible choice and do the opposite.

            I’ll be curious to see what Foles can do for the Eagles. Can he be a good player? Can he be clutch? Can he be a winner? If he’s just a “nice player” I wouldn’t mind seeing him traded. If he can really lead a championship team, it would frustrate me to no end to watch him do that elsewhere.

          • cliff henny

            LOL…only part is disagree with, is i hope Jerry Jones lives forever. that team is ultimate fool’s gold right now. above average qb that held them hostage for king’s ransom, drafting is highly questionable (still confused about that center and trades-might get away with it, but on average, just ask reid..get lucky with fastball or two, but not a good strategy).
            .
            today, my scenerio is showcase foles and highway rob draft picks from team that is good qb away and fanbase that is tired of rookie qbs. that’s AZ and HOU. then, package and get Mariota (happy howboutdemiggles?)…subject to change at a moments notice

          • knighn

            I’ll admit that I haven’t watched Mariota enough… but one thing does make me nervous about him: 4th Quarters. He hasn’t played in them enough. In the NFL, you have to show that you can be clutch. And I don’t know if he’s had enough opportunity to show that. You can’t just blow out every opponent and sit out the 4th Q (although if Mariota comes here and proves me wrong I won’t mind at all).

          • cliff henny

            he’s a big part of the reason they are blowing everyone out. kid can play, and kelly loves him, good enough for me.

          • knighn

            Tony Romo can play. He can help his team to rack up points. If you ever need him to step up in a close game, he won’t. I seriously want to start keeping a detailed list of all of the times Romo has been the “anti-clutch”. Seriously, if he keeps at it, he might set a record for choking (if he hasn’t already). And it’s not just choking at the end of big games, sometimes he doesn’t even show up for big games! I was soooo happy when the Cowboys gave him that big contract with all of that guaranteed money. Jerry Jones = GENIUS!

            Which brings me to Marcus Mariota – can he keep doing it when the game is on the line? When he can’t just blow out opponents? Maybe we’ll find out when he gets to the NFL. I’ll only say “I hope so” if he ends up with the Eagles.

          • cliff henny

            well, not sure how familiar you are with romo’s contract, it was horrible cap management by JJ. basically what happened was jones had to renego about 7 contracts just to get under cap to sign draft picks(which all explode in ’15 and ’16). this meant he has no cap next yr(have no idea how they’ll work arounf ratcliff 12m dead in ’14), so he could only extend and front load bonus in ’13 or romo was gone. and they have no plan b. romo had them over a barrell at the edge of a cliff with shotgun taped to neck. why he got 18m with like 14m guarenteed when he’s 38, manning’s not even getting that. long live jerry jones!
            .
            get what you are saying about MM, but he’s playing major college ball, he’s been in games where teams have stayed with them in 4th. little different than e illinios or whatever directional ILL he played at. he has the athletic ability, the arm-which is rare, the size-also rare, and he runs that offense like a machine. those guys are running wide ope because he’s making those reads. he’ll end up in OAK never to be heard from again probably

          • knighn

            I had most of those details on the Dallas Jerry Joneses. Still, it is great to read it again. Thank you!

            I think Chip Kelly intends to stay in the NFL. He now has a taste of the biggest of big times and I think he really wants to succeed on this level, not just for himself, but for his friends in Oregon and New Hampshire. So… if MM is unfortunate enough to be drafted by OAK, CK will still come take him if he is ever available again.

          • cliff henny

            is there a site for dallas’s cap like eaglescap.com? that would be football porn along the level of fishduck.com’s vids. 12m dead, on 1 guy? 1/10th of cap, when cap is already a mess.

          • cliff henny

            asked and answered..
            http://overthecap.com/teamcap.php?Team=Cowboys&Year=2014
            they have 46 players signed…for 125m, plus 12m dead…and who are they cutting..look at all the dead money! JJ!!!!!

          • knighn

            It is nice to see Dallas struggling. (BTW: I like the layout over at EaglesCap.com much better!)

            Although, I’ll be honest: it’s not like the Eagles have ever won anything with their cap room. Sometimes I wish they would behave a little more like the Steelers (who have struggled with Cap space) win those Super Bowls and deal with the ramifications later. Sucks to watch a bad season (like the Steelers are having). Sucks more to have no Lombardi trophies. The Eagles owned Lombardi once. It would be nice if they get to own some of his trophies.

          • cliff henny

            i agree, but we know Eagles are a slave to sal cap. not alot of guys on here like looking at contracts, but try and point out we’re just a yr from having up to 60m available. kelly just came 1yr too early for the house cleaning. 4-12 sucked, but at least it wasnt 4-12 and messed up cap. things could be worse, like 8-8 and 12m over in ’14. jesus, mean how are they getting out from under that? have to continuously extend marginal players and take big DM hits. they’ll be scrambling to sign draft picks again.

          • knighn

            Yeah. Dallas got themselves in some crazy stuff. In part it was because they tried to cheat during the “uncapped year”.

            Wonder if they’ll have to get rid of DeMarcus Ware. Wonder if the Eagles should pick him up…

            I think the Eagles got Chip at just the right time. Get him used to the NFL before a potentially crazy off-season.

          • cliff henny

            crazy is right. he’s 8.5m dead, but that saves 7m, lol…lose/lose. their top 10 contracts account for 85m, and can only save 8.5m by releasing any of them…hahaha. then ’15 romo counts26m against! they’ll have to renegotiate and push aging players back. big old domino effect
            .
            yup, absolutely nothing kelly could do wrong, within reason, this year. soak it all in.

          • Richard Colton

            I’d disagree with Giants – Manning is 32, could have another Farve/Rogers scenario. TB and OAK might see enough from Glennon and Pryor to stick with those guys. Otherwise – solid list, but with trades, we never know.

          • knighn

            While Eli shares Favre’s durability there are a couple of differences:
            – Favre was 35, about to turn 36 in 2005
            – The team hadn’t won the Super Bowl since the 1996 post-season
            – If I’m not mistaken, Favre had already begun to publicly consider retirement

            With Eli:
            – Will be 33, about to turn 34 in 2014. Has never missed a game since he’s become the starter.
            – The team has won the Super Bowl two times in the last 7 years and he was the Super Bowl MVP both times.
            – Eli is not talking about retirement. If I had to venture a guess, I’d say that he won’t until big brother retires first… or until he is forced to retire.

            I just can’t see the Giants throwing away Eli’s future when he so recently won them Super Bowls. They’ll try to make the team stronger for the immediate future so they can make another run.

          • Richard Colton

            true. good points. My fear is that by the end of the college season, one of these players – BridgeH2O, MM, Boyd, etc… gets recognized as a can’t miss talent, and the Giants stumble into him.

          • knighn

            If I’m not mistaken: both JPP and Tuck will be free agents by 2015. Both have been playing at a disappointing level. Tuck is 31 next year. If Eli stays healthy, I’m super shocked if the Giants don’t take a “can’t miss” pass rusher in 2014.

  • BlindChow

    So do they keep Vick active if Casey is back as the emergency QB?

    • Token

      id hope not.

      • anon

        youd rather mb if something happens to foles?

        • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

          Yes. He would.

  • EaglePete

    had no idea the Cowboys had that many injured players. That D line is decimated wow, ouch. Go get em fellas. I guess the real question is whether Eagles D can slow them down. Have to take Witten or Dez out of the game, pick your poison. One of them will have a big day. Id guess its Dez actually with our safety play esp if guys edge towards the center of the field with Witten.