Vick-Falcons Deal Could Give Cap Relief

by JJ Cooper

It's unlikely the Falcons will ever get anything close to fair value in a trade of former franchise quarterback Michael Vick, but at least they may get some of their money back.

In a deal reached as part of the Vick's ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, Vick has agreed to pay at least $6.5 million back to the Falcons. Atlanta could land $7.5 million if it wins an appeal of a judicial ruling. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the deal has nothing to do with Vick's release, but the Associated Press contradicts that, reporting that the Falcons are agreeing to release Vick this offseason as part of the deal. The safe bet on this one is that the AP is right, as otherwise Vick, who was only on the hook for $3.5 million in paybacks pending an appeal, is getting nothing back in the deal.

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