Agent: Five Teams Interested in Vick
On Tuesday, Vick's agent, Joel Segal, and adviser, former NFL coach Tony Dungy, expressed that a NFL team could sign him soon, maybe this week.
Segal confirmed a Washington Post report that five teams are interested in Vick.
"Yeah, very optimistic," Segal told ESPN radio 980-AM in Washington. "It's not a matter of if, its when and Mike's excited of the opportunity the commissioner gave him and he's ready to go help a club win."
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Vick a week after he completed a 23-month sentence for running a dogfighting ring.
Even if an NFL team signs Vick, he's not eligible to play until the final two preseason games, yet can participate in practices and meetings. Vick will have his playing status for the regular season reviewed by Goodell by Week 6 (Oct. 18-19).
Segal said he and Vick expected a slow process, but now there's a feeling something might happen. Segal was in Redskins camp on Tuesday and ruled out the Redskins. Several other teams have said no on Vick.
Yet, Dungy said at least 12 coaches have contacted him regarding the quarterback.
"I recommended to maybe a dozen guys, I think that [Vick] has changed as a person," Dungy said Tuesday morning on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike morning show. "I think he realizes what he did and the lifestyle he had wasn't conductive to not only playing well, but also a detriment to a lot of young people."
There is a thought that Vick might have to change from quarterback to running back. With several NFL teams using the Wildcat offense, which utilizes a quick ball handler who could also pass in certain situations, Vick has been linked to those teams.
But Segal said Vick is mainly a quarterback and doesn't expect a position change.
"Just wants to get back and run around," Segal said of Vick.