Michael Vick is “our guy,” Andy Reid says, despite interest in Peyton Manning


Andy Reid’s “guy.” (TIM SHAFFER / Reuters)

Michael Vick need not worry. Andy Reid says he’s still “our guy.”

The Philadelphia Eagles coach took the unusual step of issuing a statement after the Los Angeles Times reported that the team was interested in Peyton Manning

“We look into everything, as all teams do,” Reid said. “And I have the highest regard for Peyton Manning. But as I said publicly last month, that wasn’t the direction we were heading in. Michael is our guy.”

The Times’ Sam Farmer also reported that Reid wanted more personnel control of the Eagles and was ready to quit over the matter. Reid addressed that, too.

“As far as the personnel control, I have had final say on personnel matters for quite some time here and that’s never been an issue or a point of contention,” Reid said. “Our front office works very well together and that’s one of our strengths.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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