As we told you in last Wednesday's Daily News and here on Eagletarian, Michael Vick will spend Thursday morning in Newport News in a bankruptcy court proceeding where he will testify.
Vick appeared last month at a hearing in Virginia, and his Chapter 11 reorganization plan is still awaiting approval from Judge Frank J. Santoro. Thursday's hearing is scheduled to be a confirmation hearing in which Santoro could provide his final approval. Vick filed for bankrputcy in July 2008.
Santoro previously rejected a proposal from Vick in April, saying the plan he presented "does not work." He urged Vick to put together a plan that was doable. In the initial plan, Vick was planning to keep his two houses and three cars, according to a report of that hearing by CNN.
Vick is eligible to play Thursday night for the Eagles against Jacksonville at the Linc. The Eagles have not officially said that Vick will play, with Andy Reid expected to make an announcement Tuesday.
"Michael is a day-to-day deal," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Sunday. "We did a similar thing with Michael in that every day [QB coach] James Urban and [offensive quality control coach] Doug Pederson keep Michael after practice. Now it’s a little different of a philosophy there. He has not played the game in two years, so much of that was physical and getting him into shape, football shape. I think he was in decent shape coming in, as far as in general. But, football shape: moving, cutting, lateral movement, throwing the football, moving while he’s throwing the football. I think he’s in pretty good shape right now, football shape. But we’ll see, we’re still taking it day-to-day.”
THE TIGHT ENDS
With Brent Celek (shoulder) back practicing and proclaiming yesterday he feels "as good as I think I can feel," we can probably cancel the red alert at the tight end position. Undrafted rookie Rob Myers, signed Aug. 8, caught four passes for 44 yards at Indianapolis and certainly looks like a serviceable sub. Matt Schobel (calf) seems healthy again. Harriton High's Eugene Bright, a defensive end at Purdue, remains a long-term project.
There was a report over the weekend that the Eagles had worked out former Dallas tight end Tony Curtis (Jack Lemmon being dead and all). A source close to the situation said the team won't be signing Curtis.
Defensive end Jason Babin was a first-round draft pick in 2004, has been with four NFL teams and signed with the Eagles after training camp had begun. But, could he help provide another pass-rusher along the Birds' defensive line?
"He was in the backfield, he was disruptive, and he came off the football. From a defensive end standpoint, that's what we're looking for right there," defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said.