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    Dolphins Sign Vick

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    MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins saw enough potential in Marcus Vick -- both on- and off-the-field -- to believe he deserves a chance as a free agent.

    Vick, the brother of Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick, signed with the Dolphins on Monday, agreeing to a free-agent deal after his many problems at Virginia Tech cost him a chance to be selected in the NFL draft.

    "As an organization, we did an enormous amount of research, including consulting with professionals in detailed, in-depth analysis to feel comfortable that giving Marcus an opportunity as a free agent is a risk worth taking," Dolphins coach Nick Saban said in a statement released by the team.

    "I want to make it very clear that we will not condone any behavior issues in the future relative to Marcus Vick. Marcus acknowledges that he has made some mistakes, all of which has resulted in severe consequences for him. They have helped him learn that he will need to make much better choices and decisions in the future or risk similar consequences that could jeopardize his career as a professional player."

    Vick, who participated in a three-day mini-camp with the Dolphins earlier this month, completed 177 of 289 passes for 2,393 yards with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, leading Virginia Tech to an 11-2 record and berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game in 2005.

    But his career with the Hokies included many transgressions. He made an obscene gesture to fans during a game at West Virginia, and stomped on Louisville player Elvis Dumervil's leg during the Gator Bowl.

    Vick was suspended by Virginia Tech for the 2004 season because of legal problems, then was eventually dismissed from the team after being stopped for speeding and driving with a revoked or suspended license.

    The Dolphins are listing Vick as a "wide receiver-quarterback-specialist," clearly indicating that he could be tried in a number of roles.

    During the recent mini-camp, Vick spent at least one practice session at wide receiver, and probably isn't being looked at as a serious quarterback candidate -- not with newcomers Daunte Culpepper and Joey Harrington now at that position.


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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    I was hoping we were going to sign him.

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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFan16
    I was hoping we were going to sign him.
    If you don't mind me asking...

    WHY??????

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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    Quote Originally Posted by rams_fan81
    If you don't mind me asking...

    WHY??????
    because he wants every single player to be a ram. :P

    its a simple risk vs. reward thing. same thing can be said about us picking wroten in the draft. theres no denying the kids talent, thats for sure.

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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    Quote Originally Posted by tanus
    because he wants every single player to be a ram. :P

    its a simple risk vs. reward thing. same thing can be said about us picking wroten in the draft. theres no denying the kids talent, thats for sure.
    This is true.

    Think there is more risk with Vick because he isn't that good!

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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    11-2 isnt bad.... he'll probably be a 3rd stringer behind Culpepper and Harrington

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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    He's the 'Fins problem now. By this time next year, they'll be trying to unload this 'problem child' onto another team. I see Vick wanting to be just like his brother....issues and all.

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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    I want to make it very clear that we will not condone any behavior issues in the future relative to Marcus Vick.
    With Vick's record of "behavior issues", I don't think it will be long before we see if the Dolphins really mean what they say.

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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    the two Vicks...well they're not the brightest bulbs in the chandeleir. They do dumb things, and I'd never want either of them


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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    Miami - the land of misfit QBs!

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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    I imagine he'll be used more at receiver than QB down there.
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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    Marcus Vick and South Beach...

    I give him a week.

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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam
    Miami - the land of misfit QBs!
    Doesn't Oakland have that distinction?

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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    Marcus Vick and South Beach...

    I give him a week.
    LOL. I guess without the Ricky Williams saga, Miami needs some excitement.

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    Re: Dolphins Sign Vick

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam
    Marcus Vick and South Beach...

    I give him a week.
    damn, thats generous. has the partying died down there? lol

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