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.
“Michael is an outstanding player, hasn’t played in a couple of years,” Belichick told reporters Thursday. “But right now, our focus is on our team and our players and trying to get the New England Patriots ready and so that’s really where my attention’s been. But he’s a tremendous athlete. Where exactly he is right now, I don’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.”