With Pacman released--Who gets picked up by an NFL team first?
Mike "Don't Call Me Michael" Vick
Adam "Don't Call Me 'Pacman'" Jones?
For sure, the prime candidate for any team to pick up any of these two is the Oakland Raiders.
Vick gets out of prison in January and is expected to go to a halfway house. Perhaps he will be ready by Training Camp.
Vick is a horrible QB but would be extremely useful in the Wildcat. But he carries a much worse stigma than Pacman.
Detroit could also use him. In my opinion, there is not much a risk of Vick in Detroit. Detroit is even more of a ghetto city than Atlanta. I also don't see how Detroit can be against giving somebody a second chance when the fate of their entire city may rest on the federal "bailout" money given to the Big 3 Auto companies. Detroit is coming off a winless season, the first ever 0-16 season and will be looking to win games. Vick can win at least 1 game by himself. That will be of more importance to Lions fans than any stigma associated with Vick.
Pacman is a short cornerback. His hyped punt return prowess was non-existent last year. Unlike Vick, he has lingering alcohol and legal problems.
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