STEELERS – WEDNESDAY
PITTSBURGH — In many ways, Michael Vick isn’t the player or person he was early in his NFL career, a cocky quarterback who terrorized opposing defenses with athleticism and arm strength and the catalyst in a dog fighting ring that led to the now 35-year-old spending 23 months in a federal prison.
Vick appeared to be humble and contrite, as he addressed the media after his first practice Wednesday with the Pittsburgh Steelers. And on the field, the player who started 112 games during a 12-year NFL career that began in 2001 in Atlanta, moved on to Philadelphia after the legal problems and ended with the New York Jets last year.
After veteran Bruce Gradkowski was placed on injured reserve for hand and shoulder injuries, the Steelers needed a backup to Ben Roethlisberger and gave Vick a call.
“He can still throw,” Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley said. “He’s scrambling for breath right now. Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"