Report: Michael Vick to Meet With Steelers

Report: Michael Vick to Meet With Steelers

Veteran quarterback could back up Big Ben in Pittsburgh.

Published August 25, 2015

Does Michael Vick have anything left in the tank?

The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to think so, as ESPN is reporting that they'll be meeting with the veteran free-agent quarterback as a possible backup to Ben Roethlisberger. This comes after Bruce Gradkowski dislocated a finger in his left hand in pre-season action last week and is expected to miss three to four weeks of the NFL season.

Vick appeared in 10 games for the New York Jets last season, starting three, and completing 64 of 121 passes for 604 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 153 yards.

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Despite Roethlisberger being an advocate for dogs in the Pittsburgh area via his foundation and Vick having served two years in prison for dogfighting, Big Ben said it's all about football.

"This is a locker room. It's about football," he told ESPN. "That's what matters to me most."

He added that most of the players in the team's locker room "probably grew up wanting to be Michael Vick" because of his "freakish athleticism" on the football field.

Added cornerback Brandon Boykin, who played with Vick in Philadelphia: "He definitely has a lot left in the tank, so I'm excited."

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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