According to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane, who cites team sources, the Eagles will pay quarterback Michael Vick's $1.5 million roster bonus on Tuesday.
There was debate earlier in the off-season whether the Eagles would release Vick before the roster bonus was due. If there are teams interested in acquiring Vick's services, they will now have to make a trade with the Eagles. McLane cites reports in the article that the Eagles want nothing less than a second-round pick for Vick.
The Rams were rumored to be the team most interested in Vick, but they signed former Eagle A.J. Feeley to a two-year deal on Friday. Vick recently said in a radio interview that he wants to play in Carolina, but despite the release of Jake Delhomme, it appears that the Panthers will go with Matt Moore, a restricted free agent who was tendered at the highest level (first- and third-round picks), as the starter. Other reports have indicated that the Panthers were not interested in Vick anyway.
Head coach Andy Reid said in a radio interview on Friday that there was a "pretty good chance" that all three of the Eagles quarterbacks could return in 2010. Vick, Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb are now in the last year of each player's respective contract.
After a two-year absence from the league, Vick played in 12 games and threw for 86 yards, rushed for another 95 yards and scored three total touchdowns. In the playoff loss to Dallas, Vick completed a 76-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin. It was the longest pass completion in Eagles' playoff history.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 5:01 p.m., March 7