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LaCanfora: Vick Trade Unlikely Until Preseason

With three tremendous assets at their disposal at the quarterback position, it has been widely speculated that the Eagles will most likely attempt to trade Michael Vick.

NFL Network's Michael Lombardi stated earlier this off-season that the Eagles would not trade Vick. Lombardi's teammate Jason LaCanfora reported today that the Eagles "have not initiated any trade talks" involving Vick and that the team "would not be inclined to settle for a late second-day pick." LaCanfora explains that the Eagles owe Vick a $1.5 million roster bonus on March 5, the first day of the new league year, but that financial obligation would not be a "significant impediment."

Citing sources from two teams who are in the market for a quarterback, LaCanfora doesn't expect Vick to be dealt until the preseason "when his value could be enhanced by strong preseason performances, a full off-season of work with his team and injuries/uncertainty for other teams at the quarterback position."

The bottom line is the feeling around the league, per LaCanfora, is that there's not enough motive for the Eagles to pull off any type of trade at the moment.

"I don't think there is enough value in a trade to make the move now," a team executive told LaCanfora. "They don't have to trade him before the roster bonus is due, and I'd be very surprised if they traded him in March. I expect them to hold on to him until he has more peak value, and that could be in August or September."

LaCanfora reiterates what has been reported by various sources in the last week that the Eagles "are very high" on Kevin Kolb as a potential starter and that he could "end up replacing (Donovan) McNabb in 2011," but "the Eagles are hopeful they are on the cusp of a championship, with McNabb giving them the best chance of winning in 2010."

All three quarterbacks are signed through the 2010 season.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:32 p.m., February 17

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