NFL fantasy: Michael Vick okay with staying in Philly

Vick encouraged by meeting with Kelly: Once Chip Kelly was hired as the Philadelphia Eagles new coach, most people wondered who he would choose as his quarterback. It had been assumed that the team and Michael Vick wanted to part ways, but the quarterback now says he’s open to staying in Philadelphia after a positive meeting with Kelly. There’s no doubt that the veteran is much more equipped, skill-wise, than Nick Foles to run the new coach’s read-option offense. However, there’s still the issue of Vick being prone to both turnovers and injury — the latter being potentially more prevalent as the QB ages another year. If Vick remains (and regains the starting job…no guarantee), it’s hard to think he’s anything better than a No. 2 fantasy option.

Lions release Young: In a move that everyone saw coming, the Detroit Lions released wide receiver Titus Young Monday. The young wideout had become more trouble than he was worth after multiple suspensions for fighting with teammates and insubordination. With a history of behavioral issues dating back to his days at Boise State, he could have a hard time finding a good landing spot for 2013. Before teams take a serious look at Young, he may need to take a serious look at himself — starting with a rational evaluation of his own talent.

Jaguars not giving up on Gabbert: Reiterating that they have the league’s second-youngest quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell says the team isn’t discouraged over Blaine Gabbert. However, he will have to battle in order to retain his starting job in 2013. At times, it appeared the young signal-caller regressed from his rookie season before he was placed on injured reserve with a torn labrum. Without a doubt, Maurice Jones-Drew’s health will have a lot to do with the productivity of Jacksonville’s offense next season. But don’t expect it to be enough to suddenly vault Gabbert into the fantasy stratosphere.

– Marcas Grant
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