As details continue to emerge about the timeline of Michael Vick's departure from the scene of a shooting last week, the Eagles face a deadline for a decision on their backup quarterback.
A discrepancy has emerged between what Vick's lawyer told reporters about when the Eagles' quarterback left a party last Friday, and when a codefendant in Vick's dog fighting case was shot.
The question for the Eagles is: What happens if Vick does not return to the team because of this incident? The Eagles did speak with 40-year-old Jeff Garcia's agent in April, but nothing came of those conversations. Rookie Mike Kakfa is currently the third quarterback, behind Vick and starter Kevin Kolb.
A team spokesman Wednesday said the club was sticking by its statement of last Friday, that it was "in the process of gathering all the facts," about an incident that left a man shot in the leg outside a Virginia Beach nightclub that hosted Vick's 30th birthday party.
Unless things turn really ugly for Vick, he'll most likely be back with the Eagles as rookie Mike Kafka is the third QB right now. Andy Reid fell in love with the Wildcat, or Spread Eagle, last year and with an offseason to scheme more plays, Vick seems to be more than just a backup.
The story also mentions that ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the shooter was expected to turn himself in sometime soon, which could obviously help to clear Vick.