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Report: Eagles won't cut Michael Vick on Wednesday

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The Philadelphia Eagles aren't planning to release quarterback Michael Vick before a Wednesday deadline that guarantees him $3 million, according to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Inquirer writer Jeff McLane expects that the Eagles will take advantage of a provision in Vick's contract which allows the team to keep Vick on the roster until the start of free agency on March 12 without having to pay the guaranteed $15.5 million for 2013, as long as another team picks him up or pays him more than $3 million.

Vick, who passed for 2,362 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 10 games last season, could still be traded after March 12, or remain on the Eagles roster. The 32-year-old is expected to attract interest from other teams during the offseason, and it's unlikely he'll remain in Philadelphia unless he's given the starting job at quarterback ahead of Nick Foles.

Vick also has the option of renegotiating his contract with the Eagles, but it's unknown whether either side would be willing to negotiate.

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