NFL commissioner Roger Goodell informed Eagles QB Michael Vick on Thursday that he will be reinstated for the third game of the regular season, reports Jason La Canfora.
Goodell met with Vick earlier today, a meeting that also included Eagles coach Andy Reid. Goodell said he also spoke at length with former NFL coach Tony Dungy, who has served as a mentor to Vick in recent months.
“Ultimately, it was my decision,” Goodell told members of the national media.
Asked by reporters Thursday why he decided on the third week of the regular season versus regular-season opener, Goodell responded: “I do not want him to be put in a position where he’s overwhlemed.”
Goodell also said Vick understood the ruling.
“He’s very realistic about the challenges ahead,” Goodell said.