Vick Looks Solid in First Practice

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2009 2:55 PM CDT
Philadelphia Eagles quartebacks Donovan McNabb, right, and Michael Vick look on during afternoon practice.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – Michael Vick returned with his No. 7 to the football field today, running the scouts' offense in practice with the Philadelphia Eagles. How'd he do? Apparently, not bad for an ex-con: "His first toss ... was a little wobbler over the middle to Danny Amendola," notes the Eagles blog of the Inquirer. "He looked better during one-on-ones, hitting Jeremy Maclin deep with a few bombs."

Vick also practiced briefly with the main squad, giving a playful fist pump after completing his one and only pass, notes the AP. He even got a bear hug from starter Donovan McNabb. “We have to get him in football shape,” said coach Andy Reid. "He's very fortunate he knows the foundation of this offense. That will speed things up.”