The AP, citing a person familiar with the team's thinking, reported Saturday morning that the Eagles were considering releasing Vick in the wake of a shooting that followed the quarterback's birthday celebration in Virginia Beach, Va., last week.
The person, who spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, said the team might cut Vick no matter what police conclude during their investigation of the shooting.
The Eagles' statement continued: "Following the incident that occurred in Virginia on the morning of June 25, Michael and his representatives promptly contacted law enforcement agencies, the Philadelphia Eagles and the National Football League. The Eagles were provided with very detailed information during that discussion as to what took place at the event. Those details have not changed in any way over the course of the last week. Our investigation to this point has confirmed and has been consistent with the information that was originally communicated to us."
The incident under investigation reportedly involves Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in the dogfighting case that landed the quarterback in federal prison, according to Vick's attorney, Larry Woodward. Vick is legally prohibited from associating with Phillips as a condition of his release on probation. Phillips reportedly was the victim of gunfire that took place outside of the Guadalajara Mexican restaurant and nightclub in Virginia Beach, where Vick was celebrating his 30th birthday.
"I want to assure everyone that I had nothing to do with that incident," Vick said in a statement provided to The AP and other media outlets. "I left the restaurant prior to it occurring and did not witness what happened."
Woodward told The AP on Tuesday that Vick left the establishment at least 10 minutes, and perhaps as many as 20 minutes, before the shooting took place. But Allen Fabijan, spokesman for Guadalajara, said Wednesday that he had video that contradicted Woodward's timeline.
The time-stamped footage from a surveillance camera outside the club's entrance shows a car with Vick inside leaving at 2:07 a.m. -- about 3 minutes before the shooting one block away.
The waiting car with Vick inside pulled away at about 2:07 a.m., heading in the direction of the eventual shooting. Numerous people were visible lingering in front of the club for several minutes until, at 2:10:55, they appear to be startled, with some ducking for cover.
Bernstein, who said authorities have a copy of the video, said the first 911 call about the shooting was received at 2:11.
Fabijan said police have asked him not to release the video, but he allowed The AP to view the grainy footage.
Vick's face isn't discernible; a man whom Fabijan said is Vick appears moving toward a parked car at 2:04 a.m. A crowd quickly gathered, and Fabijan said Vick accommodated fans trying to get an autograph, to pose for a photo or to shake hands -- so much so that a club security guard eventually moved in to disperse the crowd.
Police said earlier Thursday that they haven't ruled out Vick as a suspect or a person of interest in their investigation. Police spokesman Adam Bernstein said they will not discuss specifics of the investigation and that no one has been named as a suspect or arrested.
Detectives interviewed Vick on Monday, and Bernstein said at the time that the quarterback wasn't a suspect in the case.
On Friday, a team source told the Inquirer that Vick will remain as a backup quarterback for the Eagles "unless further details emerge" linking him to the shooting. According to the Inquirer, the Eagles don't believe Vick had any connection to the shooting, while a source conceded his only error was bad judgement.
The Eagles were heavily criticized by animal rights activists and fans for signing Vick last summer less than one month after he finished serving 18 months in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting operation.
Team owner Jeffrey Lurie called Vick's actions "horrific" and "despicable." Lurie also said he did serious "soul-searching" before agreeing to sign him.
Vick was a model citizen off the field and in the locker room during his first season with the Eagles. He was popular among his teammates, who voted him winner of the Ed Block Courage Award.
But this latest incident could end up costing Vick his job, even if he's exonerated of any wrongdoing.
Vick was expected to play a major role in Philadelphia's offense running the Wildcat formation. Instead, he was sparingly used. Vick completed 6 of 13 passes for 86 yards and one touchdown and ran for 95 yards and two scores. He tossed a 76-yard TD pass in a 34-14 playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.