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Eagles' Vick confirms contract-extension talks have begun

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Michael Vick wants to finish his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, and talks are now underway to help make that a reality.

The Pro Bowl quarterback was a guest Friday on WPEN-FM in Philadelphia, where he confirmed that discussions have begun to keep him in Philadelphia for the long term.

“There already has been some discussions to be honest and candid with you,” Vick said. “I’m just hoping that it all works out. I want to be here. I want to play for (Eagles coach) Andy (Reid) throughout the rest of my career. And we'll just see how it goes.”

Vick was scheduled to make slightly more than $16 million this season under the franchise tender.

Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, PhillySportsDaily.com reported Friday that a completed deal is expected to be between three and five years. There is also a contingency plan for a one-year extension if a long-term deal cannot be agreed upon, according to the report.

Vick had a breakout season in 2010, leading the Eagles to the postseason and winning the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award for his efforts after serving 19 months in prison on a dog fighting conviction. Vick's new leadership skills were on display Friday when he publicly responded to Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan after the coach referred to the Eagles as "the all-hype team."

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