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Vick cleared to play in week three of regular season

Disgraced quarterback Michael Vick This article is about a person involved in a .
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Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is a National Football League (NFL) quarterback under suspension from play from his Atlanta Falcons team contract and
 has been cleared to play in Philadelphia's third game of the 2009 regular season, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell Roger S. Goodell (born February 19, 1959, in Jamestown, New York[1]) is the Commissioner of the National Football League, having been chosen to succeed the retiring Paul Tagliabue on August 8, 2006.  announced on Wednesday.

Goodell said the 29-year-old Eagles quarterback can suit up when Philadelphia hosts Kansas City September 27 at Lincoln Financial Field This article is about a stadium. For computer called LINC and related language, see LINC.

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Vick will miss the team's opening game at Carolina and another at home against New Orleans. The Eagles get a bye in week four.

Goodell had said previously that Vick would be considered for full reinstatement and possibly play in regular-season games by the sixth week of the season based on his progress since getting out of jail.

Vick and Goodell met on Thursday at the team's hotel in New Jersey prior to the ruling.

Vick has not taken an NFL NFL
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 regular-season snap since December 2006, spending 19 months in an American jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from running a dogfighting ring at his house in Virginia.

Vick signed a one-year contract with a one-year team option with Philadelphia in August.

Vick is expected to see action Thursday when the Eagles play their final exhibition game against the New York Jets
    The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. They are members of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
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