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March 02, 2010

Vick expresses interest in Panthers

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said on a weekend radio appearance (at about the 7:40 mark on the video above) that if he could choose to play for any team in the NFL, it would be the Carolina Panthers.


Appearing on the Gangsta Grillz radio program on Atlanta station Hot 107.9 FM, Vick was asked by host DJ Drama to respond to a listener question regarding where he’d like to play.


“If I could play for any team in the league, it would probably be two teams, but if I had to pick one, it would probably be the Carolina Panthers,” Vick said.


When asked why Carolina, Vick responded:


“Well, you know, it’s close to  home. I like the uniforms. You get to play against Atlanta twice a year. Ain’t nothing better than playing against your former team, right? So, yeah, that would be a good look, it would be a good look.”


The Panthers weren’t interested in Vick last preseason when he was looking to sign with a team and are not expectetd to be interested now.


They enter next season with veterans Jake Delhomme and restricted free agent Matt Moore and appear highly interested in picking a quarterback in April’s draft.


Vick returned to the NFL with the Eagles last season after a two-season absence while serving a prison sentence for overseeing a dogfighting ring during his heyday as a star for the Atlanta Falcons.


Vick has apologized for his actions and said he is committed to using his experience to help him have a better life and to use the message to help youth not make similar mistakes.


Vick played sparingly last season for the Eagles, appearing in 12 games mostly as a situational player in a Wildcat role. He completed 6 of 13 passes for 86 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. He also ran 24 times for 95 yards and two TDs.


-- Charles Chandler


Posted by Observer Sports on March 2, 2010 at 12:43 PM | Permalink



Posted by: ernie | Mar 2, 2010 12:50:03 PM

I like the uniforms??! No he didn't...

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Mar 2, 2010 12:51:03 PM


Posted by: E. Young | Mar 2, 2010 12:55:16 PM

Seriously "Gangsta Grillz" radio program! I did not know Atlanta had fallen so far.

Posted by: Mike | Mar 2, 2010 12:59:42 PM

Gangsta Grills was the ideal forum to inform Jerry Richardson of his desire to be on his payroll. So much for distancing himself from the "Thug-Life" personna he was trying to escape!!

Posted by: M | Mar 2, 2010 1:00:41 PM

Sign him for the Vet minimum

Posted by: panthers24 | Mar 2, 2010 1:01:27 PM

WHY THE HECK NOT????? An improved Vick on the field with Steve Smith, Stewart, AND Williams? And its not like he's going to cost an arm and a leg!

How often do big names actually WANT to come here? He would inject some much needed life into this franchise.

Posted by: Smitty | Mar 2, 2010 1:05:00 PM

What...Charlotte close to one of his kennels?

Posted by: wordswordswords | Mar 2, 2010 1:11:21 PM


Posted by: Jim | Mar 2, 2010 1:14:51 PM


Posted by: Dan | Mar 2, 2010 1:15:33 PM

His final comments at the end of his interview: "It is what it is." Hmmmmm...seems like I've heard that before.

Posted by: Rob | Mar 2, 2010 1:17:58 PM

Does he realize the Panthers are a football team and not a cat fighting ring?

Posted by: juggernaut27 | Mar 2, 2010 1:18:12 PM

shoulda signed him last yr

Posted by: Sean May | Mar 2, 2010 1:18:14 PM

Bring Him toCarolina to a step out on faith for this guy.He would give this more speed this could help this team alot with more positive exposure

Posted by: CarolinaBoi704 | Mar 2, 2010 1:18:26 PM

Vick is better than any quarterback on the roster now. Heck, he's the best available QB in the league. The Panthers should try to grab him. But something tells me this city is too PC to take the chance.

Posted by: John | Mar 2, 2010 1:18:34 PM

omg...I just saw this headline........not no......BUT HELLLLL NOOOOO!!!!

Posted by: prestonsc | Mar 2, 2010 1:19:27 PM

Hell No we don't want you - you sick twisted animal killer

Posted by: lewisclark | Mar 2, 2010 1:20:09 PM

Gangsta Grillz!!!!! LMAO!!! Keep it classy Mike! A**CLOWN!! Just go away!

Posted by: MJM | Mar 2, 2010 1:20:35 PM

Gangsta Grillz radio - perfect place to announce that you have reformed and you live a clean life.

@panthers24 @ Smitty -> Vick's agent has already stated, that Vick is expecting a long term contract in the 5 to 6 million a year range. That is way to much for an expermint to see if he can he even play QB for us.

Posted by: CatsNmbr1Fan | Mar 2, 2010 1:20:56 PM

Charlotte wont sign him because they want to remain a average team.

Posted by: Dan Synder | Mar 2, 2010 1:21:00 PM

I wish they would give him a chance here. The guy has already (more than) paid his debt to society.

Posted by: Jared | Mar 2, 2010 1:21:43 PM

I think the most disturbing part of the interview is that Atlanta has a radio show called Gangsta Grillz, lol. Trying a little bit too hard to be hard!

Posted by: juggernaut27 | Mar 2, 2010 1:22:24 PM

Do it!

Posted by: amazed | Mar 2, 2010 1:23:39 PM

He should just move to a country that allows dogfighting. That way he can do what he truly loves, because we all know football isn't it. He can really be Ron Mexico.

Posted by: juggernaut27 | Mar 2, 2010 1:25:13 PM

I can't see Jerry Richardson signing the sick person. Just ain't gonna happen!!!

Posted by: MikenAz | Mar 2, 2010 1:26:00 PM

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