Humbled Vick at peace in reserve role with Steelers

Aug 26, 2015 8:34 PM by Ross Field

PITTSBURGH (AP) - New Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Michael Vick says he's happy for the chance to extend his career even though he understands his presence in the league remains a problem for some.

The four-time Pro Bowler signed a one-year deal with Pittsburgh on Tuesday after reserve Bruce Gradkowski was lost for the season with a hand injury. The Steelers are Vick's third team since returning to the NFL in 2009 following a stay in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting ring.

A handful of animal rights activists gathered outside the Steelers training facility to protest his arrival. Vick says he understands why some people can't get past his mistakes but stressed he does not let that affect his mindset.

There's a chance Vick could play on Saturday when Pittsburgh plays at Buffalo.


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