*The Philadelphia Eagles have issued a statement denying an AP report Saturday that suggested Michael Vick’s off-field situation could lead to him being cut from the team.
“Any report or speculation that suggests the Eagles are considering releasing Vick are not true,” the release stated. “We will continue to gather information and monitor the situation and we will not have any further comment until that process is complete.”
The quarterback has been in the headlines since a shooting occurred at his birthday party in the early hours of June 25. Vick has denied having any role in the shooting, the victim of which the AP reported was his former 2007 codefendant Quanis Phillips, who was convicted of a dogfighting crime with Vick.
Eagles coach Andy Reid on Friday told the Philadelphia Inquirer he has been in contact with Vick but that “nothing has been decided” on his future in Philadelphia.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said the league is investigating if Vick broke the terms of his reinstatement. Tony Dungy, who mentored Vick during his return to the NFL in 2009, said Vick is only guilty of “bad judgment.”