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NFL roundup: Eagles re-sign Vick to one-year deal

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The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed quarterback Michael Vick to a one-year contract, and new head coach Chip Kelly said he will compete with Nick Foles throughout the offseason.

"There's open competition," Kelly said. "Michael knows that. Nick knows that. Nick knew every step of the way what we were doing. I specifically wanted to make sure Nick was included in the plans. I think both of them have outstanding qualities as far as being quarterbacks in this league. Both of them have started in this league. I also know in this league, you better have two (quarterbacks).

"I'm excited about the two of them. They're both going to compete. Who the starting quarteback is will be won on the practice field."

ESPN reported Vick could earn as much as $10 million in the deal. The new contract replaces the long-term deal he signed with the team in 2011 that would have paid him $15.5 million this year. Now, he will be a free agent in 2014.

The Eagles could also be interested in bringing in Dennis Dixon. He played for Kelly at Oregon and spent last season on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad.

----The Buffalo Bills announced they released linebacker Nick Barnett and strong safety George Wilson. Both players turn 32 this spring.

Barnett signed a three-year contract in 2011 and is coming off consecutive seasons of 100 or more tackles. Wilson also has 100 or more tackles in each of the last two seasons.

---New York Giants tackle David Diehl pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI and impaired driving charges, ESPN New York reported Monday.

Diehl's plea stems from his arrest for crashing his car into two parked cars in Queens, N.Y., last summer. He is prohibited from driving or applying for a driver's license in his home state of New Jersey for six months and is required to wear an alcohol monitor bracelet for 90 days.

--Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas agreed to a new one-year contract, replacing his previous deal that would have paid him a $6 million option bonus this year.

Financial terms of Thomas' new deal were not disclosed.

Thomas, who is coming back from a third ACL surgery, may move to safety.

--- Minnesota Viking wide receiver Percy Harvin plans to skip offeason workouts and training camp if the Vikings don't give him a contract extension, Pro Football Talk reported Monday.

Harvin is scheduled to make $2.9 million in the final year of his rookie contract. He had 62 catches for 677 yards in just nine games this past season, but his off-field behavior has created problems with the Vikings.

---The NFL will investigate two Savannah State University students who sneaked into Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans and videotaped it.

The students claim they will release a full-length documentary of how they were able to get by security and gain access.

---The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed safety Michael Thomas to a Reserve/Future contract. He spent the 2012 season on the 49ers practice squad.
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