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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Orlando likely UFL landing spot for Vick

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

There's been some speculation about Michael Vick ending up in the new United Football League. Several of the league's coaches have implied they would take Vick if they get the chance, but it's likely only Orlando's Jim Haslett actually would have the chance.

The league is using a geographic principle when it comes to players who have been with NFL teams. Orlando gets first crack at any players who last played in the NFC South or AFC South. If the Falcons release Vick, it's not likely Haslett will pass on him. The two have NFC South ties from their days when Vick was playing for Atlanta and Haslett was coaching in New Orleans.

"I know Michael personally, playing against him and spending time with him and I think he is a pretty good kid,'' Haslett recently was quoted as saying. "Obviously, his values were a bit different than mine or yours. To make a long story short, out of the four cities, I think this would be the city that would be the best to accept him and give him that second chance.''