Excited Vick says which team 'wouldn't even matter'

Michael Vick did a lengthy interview with the Associated Press yesterday to promote the debut of his 10-part reality series on BET, "The Michael Vick Project." The first episode is scheduled to air Feb. 2.

Vick said the series will show that he is a changed man and his fall was "all my fault."

"It's still a work in progress each and every day and it's going to be that way the rest of my life," he told The AP.

As for his football future, Vick does not know where he will be playing next season. The Eagles have a $5 million option that would have to be picked up in early March. Regardless, Vick said he began working out Wednesday.

"I'm excited about everything," Vick said. "Whether I'm in Philly or Tampa Bay, it wouldn't even matter."


Working for Jerry Jones can't be easy, and Wade Phillips had to know that going in.

Jones gave Phillips his somewhat tepid support yesterday, signing him to a 2-year extension through the 2011 season. It does not include an option year for 2012. Jones told reporters that the deal contains "no comfort zone" and "addresses the urgency" to win.

"I’m excited about being the coach here," Phillips said during a news conference. "It doesn’t matter if it’s one year or 10 years. With this team right now I feel very comfortable. I think we can go further, and I think we will go further."

So, freshly minted with a new contract, Phillips is still the lamest duck of the coaches in the NFC East. All coaches serve at the wishes of their owners, but here is te contract status of his division rivals:

* Andy Reid, Eagles: As we all know, Reid signed a 3-year extension during the season that goes through the 2013 season.

* Tom Coughlin, Giants: After winning the Super Bowl, Coughlin was given a 4-year extension through 2012.

* Mike Shanahan, Redskins: The new head coach and vice president of football operations in Washington got a 5-year, $35 million deal on Jan. 5. Shanahan and Reid join Bill Belichick as the only NFL head coaches who also have full control over personnel. Of course, working for Dan Snyder is probably as bad as working for Jones.


The Cleveland Browns this week made a minor transaction whose symbolism might outweigh its value on the field.

On the same day that new GM Tom Heckert hired away two members of the Eagles' scouting department, the Browns made their first free-agent signing -- defensive back Chris Roberson.

Heckert is familiar with Roberson because Roberson spent the last four weeks of the season the Eagles' practice squad. Roberson, a former seventh-round pick of Jacksonville, would seem a likely candidate for the Browns' practice squad.

Be interesting to see who else with Eagles ties might end up in Cleveland as the offseason continues.