Sunday, July 3, 2016, 4:15pm
The note is a reminder that the Seahawks are in the market for backup quarterback help. Their primary option right now is Trevone Boykin, but the team might not be comfortable going with a rookie undrafted free agent behind Russell Wilson.
Tarvaris Jackson was thought to be a possibility, but he faces off the field issues stemming from an alleged aggravated assault incident with a deadly weapon. Jackson has been the Seahawks' backup quarterback for the past three seasons.
One name brought up recently by ESPN analyst Phil Savage was Michael Vick.
Vick, 36, played in five games with the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. He completed 60.6 percent of his passes but averaged just 5.62 yards per attempt. Vick threw two touchdowns and was intercepted once. He also ran 20 times for 99 yards.
Big Ben was probable and practiced all week but it's still a big relief for owners who were counting on him tonight. It's a great home matchup for the Steelers offense.
Sunday, November 29, 2015, 3:07pm
Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm
Roethlisberger has missed four games with a knee injury. He practiced on a limited basis last week and was listed as questionable last week before the Steelers made him a gameday inactive, and Tomlin told reporters Tuesday that he has “no reservations or limitations” about Roethlisberger’s return coming this week.
“We’re comfortable with where he is as far as his availability,” Tomlin said.
Tomlin said Michael Vick (hamstring) has a chance to be healthy enough to play this week. The new unofficial Steelers’ depth chart listed Landry Jones, who made his first career start last week with Vick out, as the No. 2 quarterback and Vick as the No. 3.
While making his weekly local radio appearance Tuesday morning, Roethlisberger said he’d “like to play” Sunday but said he understands that Tomlin ultimately will make the call. Last week, Roethlisberger said he was feeling better and “can deal with the pain.” The Steelers may be more inclined to go Ben after a loss to the Chiefs last week.
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
Steelers QB Michael Vick (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Landry Jones is likely to start for the Steelers, which is an upgrade for Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Five of his 12 pass attempts were to Brown — six if you include the two-point conversion attempt. Jones completed 4-of-5 passes to Bryant for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:13pm
Ben Roethlisberger thinks he may be able to return to the lineup for the Steelers this week, but the same may not be true of the man who has started the last three weeks while Roethlisberger recovers from his knee injury.
Michael Vick left Sunday’s victory over the Cardinals with a hamstring injury and had tests done after the game to assess the extent of the injury. He showed pictures from those tests to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Media, who reports that there’s a “tiny tear” visible.
Vick said that he will test the hamstring in a couple of days, but that his best guess is that he will be unable to play for at least a week as a result of the injury.
Steelers quarterback Landry Jones replaced a struggling Michael Vick and gave Pittsburgh's offense new life, throwing two touchdown passes to Martavis Bryant in Sunday's 25-13 victory over the Cardinals.
Vick, who was evaluated for a hamstring injury, has not played well since taking over for an injured Ben Roethlisberger in Week 3, throwing for less than 300 yards in his past 10 quarters of play, including a 3-of-8 performance for 6 yards in two-plus quarters Sunday.
As for next week's starter at Kansas City, Tomlin made no promises but acknowledged "we've got some options." Tomlin isn't sure of the severity of Vick's hamstring injury. Roethlisberger took part in some 7-on-7 drills this week in practice but was considered a long shot to play in Week 6. He may have at least a little better odds in Week 7.
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