BREAKING: Mike Vick Signs 100 Million Extension

BREAKING: Mike Vick Signs 100 Million Extension

Per a tweet from Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post, Michael Vick has agreed to a six year $100 million extension with the Eagles. CSN's Reuben Frank confirms the report and breaks down the average yearly value as follows:

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Confirming the Vick deal. With $16.7m average base salary, he's #2 among quarterbacks, behind only Brady ($18.01m) and ahead of Eli ($16.3m)less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyReuben Frank
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Peyton Manning, who recently agreed to a new deal with the Colts, will also earn more than Vick. Regardless, Vick's deal will likely make him the third highest paid player in the NFL - behind only Brady and Peyton.

In and of itself the news of the extension is not surprising. Vick was outrageously good after taking over for the concussed Kevin Kolb. Not that there was any doubt, but by trading Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals the Eagles removed any doubt as to the level of their commitment to Vick.

The contract extension caps an incredible comeback for Vick, who served over a year in federal prison on felony dogfighting charges. By all accounts he's emerged a changed man.

Jeffrey Lurie certainly believes that's the case as he's betting $100 million, reportedly $40 million of which is guaranteed, that Vick is prepared to be the face of the franchise.

Everything about Vick's time here in Philly has been stunning. The announcement of his signing with the Eagles back in 2009 was stunning. His play in place of the injured Kolb was stunning. Andy Reid's decision to go with Vick over Kolb, which was a complete shift in the direction of the organization, was stunning. And now, the money involved in this deal is stunning.

We'll have more on this deal as additional details emerge.

Former Eagles QB Tim Tebow hits home run on first pitch in first pro at bat

Former Eagles QB Tim Tebow hits home run on first pitch in first pro at bat

Well, heck. Look at that.

Tim Tebow, former NFL quarterback prospect for many teams including the Philadelphia Eagles, hit a home run in his first at bat as a professional baseball player.

And not only did he hit a home run in his first at bat, it was on the FIRST PITCH he saw in a game for the Mets team in the Port St. Lucie instructional league in Florida.

I wonder if Phillies' reliever David Hernandez saw Tebow's dinger.

You think the Mets can call him up for the postseason or what?

TEBOW TIME! In his first live-action AB, Tim Tebow hits a solo HR to left-center.

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First instructional league at-bat. First pitch. First HOME RUN. @TimTebow, everybody.

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NFL Notes: Texans place J.J. Watt on IR; Dez Bryant misses practice

NFL Notes: Texans place J.J. Watt on IR; Dez Bryant misses practice

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans placed star defensive end J.J. Watt on injured reserve on Wednesday.

The move came one day after a person familiar with Watt's condition told The Associated Press he had re-injured his back and that the Texans expect him to be sidelined until at least December — and possibly the entire season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't discussed his injury.

Watt, who has won Defensive Player of the Year for the past two seasons, missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games after surgery in July to repair a herniated disk in his back. He started each of the team's three regular-season games and got hurt again Thursday against the Patriots.

The Texans signed veteran defensive end Antonio Smith to take his spot on the roster.

The team was still exploring the injury and it's unclear if it will require surgery.

It's a major blow for Houston, which selected Watt with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft. Watt has played 83 consecutive games for the Texans despite various injuries, including torn core muscles and a broken hand last season.

This was a tough offseason for Watt, who had surgery in January to repair five torn core muscles before going under the knife again in July to repair his back.

Watt, who led the NFL with 17 1/2 sacks last season, has 1 1/2 sacks this season to give him 76 for his career.

The 27-year-old is a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and a four-time Pro Bowler. He's been a force since entering the league not only because of his pass-rushing prowess, but also because of his uncanny ability to swat down passes. He has 45 passes defended in his six-year career. He has forced 15 fumbles and recovered 13.

Cowboys: Dez Bryant (knee) misses practice
FRISCO, Texas — Dallas receiver Dez Bryant won't practice Wednesday after injuring his right knee in last week's win over Chicago.

Bryant injured the knee on his first catch early in the game but came back in the first quarter. He caught his first touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter of the 31-17 win.

Coach Jason Garrett said the team didn't have results of an MRI, and Bryant tweeted, "We'll find out today," to a fan who asked about his status.

Bryant missed seven games last year after breaking his foot in the opener. He also dealt with ankle injuries last season.

The Cowboys visit San Francisco on Sunday.

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