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Michael Vick Franchised by Eagles, David Akers Receives Transition Tag

Feb 15, 2011, 11:23 AM EDT

Medba470cbc79519fbd6a038bb1c9d42c The Eagles made the highly anticipated move of placing the franchise tag on Michael Vick official on Tuesday morning and also placed the transition tag on kicker David Akers.

“Michael Vick and David Akers were two of our most valuable players last year,” head coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “They were well deserving of their Pro Bowl berths, and we’re happy to take this step to ensure that they’ll be back in Philadelphia next season.”

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