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Is Michael Vick heading to New York?

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As the season draws to a close, the big cuts are coming and Free Agency will be in full effect.

One of those free agents will be Michael Vick who will be cut from the Philadelphia Eagles.

The QB has been injured on and off over the past season and at the age of 33, he won’t be troubling any starting QB. But as draft time approaches, he could be the answer to a lot of holes.

Adam Schefter of ESPN believes that two teams could be likely to bring Vick on to their roster. And given that when he did play last year he got a total of over 1,500 yards, seven TD’s and only three interceptions, he is a good acquisition.

This was over only seven games, so one can only imagine how good he would be over a whole season. The trouble of course is keeping him fit for an entire season and by the time the 2014 season starts, he’ll be 34 and definitely not starting QB material.

It’s not an instant fix for either of the two teams that Schefter believes will want in, but it would certainly help them.

The first team are the New York Jets. The Jets are not without roster woes of their own after a merry-go-round of players in the QB position leaves them with four on their roster.

At the time of writing these are Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, David Garrard and Matt Simms. There will undoubtedly be cuts there and you would probably be less than surprised if they were the aging Garrard and the underwhelming Mark Sanchez.

Adding Vick could help solidify and rally those young guns with some much needed experience, and it’s not beyond Rex Ryan to make a publicity signing. Tim Tebow, anyone?

The other team could be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They boast Dan Orlovsky and Mike Glennon in their QB pool.

With Glennon being the rookie last year and Orlovsky already a journeyman backup at 30-years-old, they could certainly do with an experienced QB in the fold.

Their main problem though is the draft. They have the seventh overall pick and already have a young QB in their ranks and are a bit too far down to embellish on the position in that way.

But if they draft well and strengthen their offensive line, then there’ll be a lot more opportunity for Glennon in the pocket and he’ll need all the advice he can get.

All of this also depends on the availability of Kirk Cousins. The Washington QB looks set to move after RG3 was confirmed as the Redskins starter.

Several teams are already rumoured to be in the mix, including Cleveland who have a very tradable fourth pick in this year's draft.

But Cousins would be an instant starter for any of these teams, leaving Vick without a hope of a 2014 home.

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