Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Philadelphia Eagles place franchise tag on Michael Vick

The Philadelphia Eagles took a set towards securing their quarterback for next season by placing the francise tag on Michael Vick. The 2010 Comeback Player of the Year will likely make between $15 and $20 million in 2011.

Vick was named to the Pro Bowl team and finished second in the MVP voting behind Tom Brady. Vick, who will turn 31 in June, became the Eagles starting quarterback after Kevin Kolb was injured in week one of the 2010 season.

There is still some unceratinty about whether the franchise tag will exist next season because of the NFL's expiring collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The current CBA is set to expire after March 3, 2011.

The Eagles also placed the transition tag on kicker David Akers.

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