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Falcons take cap hit in release of Vick

Updated: June 13, 2009, 12:41 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- Because of the acceleration of future salary cap prorations, the Atlanta Falcons will be charged more than $7 million in so-called "dead money" for Michael Vick against their 2009 salary cap, after releasing the quarterback on Friday morning.

"Dead money" is the term applied to the salary-cap charge for a player who is no longer with the franchise.

The club will have no further salary-cap ramifications for Vick beyond 2009, general manager Thomas Dimitroff confirmed.

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