Sal Pal is reporting that the Eagles Eagles expect the commissioner to rule on Michael Vick's suspension by this Saturday, before the team is forced to trim it's roster to 53 players. Sal also hears that Vick will be back by week 3.
Goodell has wide latitude to make a ruling up to Week 6, and he can force Vick to sit out any number of games this season. But it is widely believed that he will allow Vick to return to full-time duty by Week 3, when the Eagles host the Kansas City Chiefs, according to those close to Vick and the Eagles.
If true, this means Vick's suspension will cover two games against the Panthers and Saints.