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Vick on DeSean: 'He'll be here'

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Quarterback Michael Vick confirmed that DeSean Jackson, after a nearly two-week holdout, will report to Eagles training camp on Monday.

Vick on DeSean: 'He'll be here'

Michael Vick is excited to welcome back his leading receiver from 2010. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)
Michael Vick is excited to welcome back his leading receiver from 2010. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Quarterback Michael Vick confirmed that DeSean Jackson, after a nearly two-week holdout, will report to Eagles training camp on Monday.

"I don't know the details, I just know he'll be here," Vick said Sunday after a soupy afternoon walkthrough.

Vick said he spoke with Jackson Saturday night, but he that didn't know exactly when his No. 1 wide receiver would arrive Monday. Did Jackson, though, sound excited about coming to camp or did he sound as if he may show up disgruntled?

"I can say he's excited to be back," Vick said. "He's ready to come back and play football. He said when he comes back he's going to handle his business and he'll be the consummate teammate."

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Jackson is believed to want a new contract. He is entering the final year of a four-year contract he signed as a rookie in 2009. He is slated to earn approximately $600,000 in base salary this season. The Eagles have not started negotiating with Jackson, as is team protocol when dealing with a holdout from a player under contract.

Vick, franchised in March, is also only signed for one more year, but the Eagles are said to be already in talks with Vick's agent, Joel Segal, about an extension. So who gets the extension first, if the Eagles are indeed also interested in reworking Jackson's deal?  

"I'm not concerned about that, whether he's first or I'm first," Vick said. "We haven't talked about it. We are both important to the team so whoever goes first it doesn't matter to me. Our play has got to speak for itself."

After a few early rough practices, Vick has been sharp in camp. He hasn't had his top two receivers to throw to with Jeremy Maclin sidelined with an unexplained illness and Jackson holding out.

"You're always excited when you're getting your No. 1 guy back," Vick said. "It's self-explanatory. It speaks for itself. I'm excited."

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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