The Patriots finished their first training camp session this morning, and later on head coach Bill Belichick met with the media for his daily press conference. He was asked about a variety of topics, including quarterback Michael Vick. He praised the former Falcons quarterback as an athlete, but said little else.
â€śMichael is an outstanding player, hasnâ€™t played in a couple of years,â€ť Belichick told reporters Thursday. â€śBut right now, our focus is on our team and our players and trying to get the New England Patriots ready and so thatâ€™s really where my attentionâ€™s been. But heâ€™s a tremendous athlete. Where exactly he is right now, I donâ€™t know.”
Published reports have linked Vick to coming to New England, with various media outlets saying a deal was close for Vick finding a team. Peter King refuted that report via Twitter this afternoon, saying “I hear the opposite–no team is hot in pursuit. Teams just sniffing around edge.”