Score one for dog-fighters across the country and Michael Vick was reinstated to the NFL. While it's conditional, we should be seeing Vick back on an gridiron if a team is interested.
Vick "will be considered for full reinstatement and to play in regular-season games by Week 6 based on the progress he makes in his transition plan," the statement said. Week 6 of the NFL season is in October
Vick may participate in practices, workouts and meetings and may play in his club's final two preseason games under the conditions of his reinstatement, the league said.
Vick, 29, was freed from federal prison at Leavenworth, Kansas, on May 20 and returned to his home to serve the last two months of his 23-month sentence in home confinement.
The former Atlanta Falcons player is a free agent and has not been signed by any team.
Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy has agreed to continue working with Vick as an adviser and mentor, the NFL statement said.
Vick will probably be a marginal player this time around. He was a gifted athlete but not an elite quarterback. Now we'll see what happens after two years away from the game (he might not even play quarterback). One thing is for sure though, the QB sneak on Madden just got a whole lot easier.