Report: Nike says no contract with Vick

Michael Vick's camp and Nike seem to have different views of his supposed endorsement deal with the company. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

Yesterday, reports surfaced that Michael Vick had his first endorsement deal since returning to the NFL.

Vick's agent, Joel Segal, told the Inquirer's Mike Jensen that the Eagles' quarterback was "looking forward to working with Nike" again.

Meanwhile, at a conference in New York, Mike Principe, the managing director of BEST (a sports marketing and promotion company that represents Vick) reportedly announced that the Eagles' quarterback was back with Nike.

However, this morning, while it appears there is some type of agreement, it's not exactly what you might have thought when the news was first reported.

CNBC's Darren Rovell got comment from a Nike spokesman, who said on the record that the company has no contractual agreement with Vick, only that it would provide him with free product.

“Nike does not have a contractual relationship with Michael Vick," spokesman Kejuan Wilkins said in a statement to Rovell. "We have agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we do a number of athletes who are not under contract with Nike.”

Not exactly what was announced by Vick's camp.

In other news, ex-Eagle Hollis Thomas has signed with the Carolina Panthers, according to a report by the Associated Press. The Eagles worked out Thomas in the offseason, but he ended up signing with the Rams. St. Louis released him after Thomas saw a reserve role in its first three games.

More later, including a national media links roundup, which we haven't done in awhile.