Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will not restructure his contract to remain with the team, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing NFL sources.
Vick, who is due a base salary of $15.5 million next season, is unwilling to change the terms of his deal with the struggling team, the newspaper said.
If the Eagles release Vick by Feb. 6, they will not have to pay him $3 million in guaranteed money, with a new deal or a trade among the other options available to management, the newspaper said.
The veteran quarterback, who has been sidelined with a concussion since Nov. 11, could take the field Sunday against the New York Giants after being cleared by doctors to play.
Rookie quarterback Nick Foles, who started the past six games, broke his right hand in the second quarter of last Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, opening the way for Vick's return.
The quarterback , who is in his fourth season with the Eagles (4-11), has completed 58.5 percent of his passes for 2,165 yards, with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
The Eagles are 3-6 with Vick under center and 1-5 under Foles this season.
Vick signed a six-year contract worth $100 million with the Eagles in 2011. EFE