As teams await commissioner Roger Goodell's ruling on Michael Vick, one expectation is that Goodell will conditionally reinstate Vick, allowing him to go to someone's camp, but withhold a final ruling until, say, Sept. 1, the first day of mandatory roster cut-downs.
Under that calendar, an NFL team wouldn't be signing Vick as its starting quarterback and probably not even as a backup QB. He'd be signed as an athlete, a commodity, a third-string quarterback who can do the Wildcat thing and even give the defense a Wildcat look on the scout team. Maybe he'll be asked to play slot receiver, a little defensive back and return kicks. Who knows?