Answering the question many people had about the new Michael Vick contract, a source close to the situation said late last night that there are no special clauses relating to off-the-field conduct -- just the usual contract boilerplate.
This reflects the extent to which the franchise is comfortable tying its future to Vick, who came to the Eagles two years ago fresh out of federal prison, where he served 18 months for his role in a dogfighting operation.
With Michael Vick's $100 million contract, the Eagles have now spent close to $230 million in the last four weeks on contracts, according to an NFL source.
Here is a breakdown of the numbers:
QB Michael Vick: $100 million
CB Nnamdi Asomugha: $60 million
DE Jason Babin: $28 million
DT Cullen Jenkins: $26 million
QB Vince Young: $4 million
WR Steve Smith: $3 million
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: $3 million (acquired in trade)
RB Ronnie Brown: $1.5 million
Additionally, about a total of $4 million was spent on OG Evan Mathis, S Jarrad Page, DT Derek Landri, DL Anthony Hargrove and others. Mathis and Page are currently starters.
Here are Twitter reactions of some current and former Eagles:
David Akers: Congrats to @MikeVick for the well deserved contract. Love seein people take advantage of 2nd chance.
Leonard Weaver: Wow, I just saw that my dude Mike Vick got a new contract for 100 million and he deserves every bit of it. Congrats, bro!!!!
Riley Cooper: @MikeVick, much deserved brotha. That’s awesome.
LeSean McCoy: My big homie @mikevick deserves whey bit of that 100 MILLION. LOL … I love my squad … Reason I’m happy about that 100 million deal cuz every time we go out @MikeVick got the TAB lol
Flyers’ James Van Riemsdyk: Congrats to @MikeVick for his new deal with the eagles, probably one of the most athletic guys in all of sports.
To read our previous Vick post, click here.