January 30 ESPN.com:
“The Philadelphia Eagles will make it official next month and place its franchise tag on quarterback Michael Vick, a league source confirmed this week.
Once it does, it officially will prevent Vick from leaving Philadelphia this offseason and ensure that he’s tied to the Eagles for the 2011 season.
Vick was selected to start the Pro Bowl, his fourth trip to Hawaii in eight seasons. He set career highs in yards passing (3,018), touchdowns passing (21), touchdowns rushing (9), completion percentage (62.6) and passer rating (100.2). The Eagles (10-7) were 8-3 in games he started and finished.
What’s just as significant about the move is that, by tagging Vick, the Eagles then will entertain offers for backup Kevin Kolb, who will generate more interest this offseason than any other available quarterback once there is a new collective bargaing agreement.”
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