The Pittsburgh Steelers officially signed Michael Vick to a one-year deal, according to an official release from the team. The contract is reportedly worth around $1 million. It was reported earlier on Tuesday that Vick was visiting Pittsburgh. It sure is a busy night for former Philadelphia Eagles players, with Evan Mathis having signed with the Broncos.
The Steelers are signing Vick because Bruce Gradkowski suffered a dislocated left finger. Pittsburgh put Gradkowski on the team's season-ending injured reserve list. Vick could be the backup to Steelers franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh also has 2013 NFL draft pick Landry Jones under contract.
After originally signing with the Eagles right out of prison in 2009, Vick left Philadelphia in free agency during the 2014 offseason to sign with the New York Jets. He even admitted he didn't do a great job of embracing the backup role behind Jets starter Geno Smith. Now he'll get a chance to right those wrongs in Pittsburgh.
Vick's career in Philadelphia was up and down but he provided some lasting memories.