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Michael Vick: ‘I embrace the competition’

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You’d think by this point in his career -- 33 years old, going into his 11th season, four Pro Bowls on his resume -- Michael Vick wouldn’t be interested in a good, old-fashioned quarterback competition.

After all, how many four-time Pro Bowlers have to fight for a job with a second-year pro with one career win? On the contrary. Ask Vick about what he faces over the next few weeks, and his face lightens up.

“I love the competition,” he said Tuesday as he walked off the practice field at the NovaCare Complex. “I embrace the competition. I really do. It makes all of us better quarterbacks. It makes all of us better football players. It definitely pushes me.”

Vick spoke after the first practice of his fifth preseason since joining the Eagles. For the first time since 2010, he doesn’t go into training camp as the designated starter.

- Reuben Frank, CSN Philly

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