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Quotes: Jets QB Michael Vick

On whether he had the visor in his pads or back pocket or somewhere else: "No, they brought it out."

On whether he knew New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan was going to put him in for one play: "No. We just talked about it. I didn't know how I was going to come out. I was just going out to play."

On whether he was prepared to play as long as they wanted him to: "Yeah, I was prepared to play at least a quarter. Absolutely."

On whether he was disappointed not to player longer because he was in Philadelphia: "It's the fourth preseason game. As a competitor, you always want to play. My mindset was to go in to play, but it was abruptly brought to an end . It was [Rex Ryan's] decision. I wasn't going to argue that."

On his welcome back to Philadelphia: "It was great. It was very warm. It was what I expected and I'm glad it turned out that way. It goes to show that the things that you did do were greatly appreciated."

On what he takes away most from his time in Philadelphia: "Like I talked about all week and I'll continue. . . just my whole experience. It's been great for myself and to put my family in a position where we can be comfortable and they believe in me enough to do that and in return I gave everything I could. I think just the effort spoke volume on both sides."

On whether there is any way his skills will be used during the course of the game instead of him being a backup quarterback on the sidelines that you don't see until the starter gets hurt: "I think at some point there will be. Our coaches are creative enough to put guys in positions where they can help the football team score points and win games. If it happens, I'm all for it. But if it doesn't, then I'm not going to be upset. I'm just going to stay ready."

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