FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Today’s Early Bird Report includes highlights from Michael Vick’s return to the football field over the weekend as well as seven rookie officials joining the NFL.
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NFL.com: Michael Vick’s flag football highlights
Michael Vick returned to the football field over the weekend as the quarterback for the Roadrunners in an American Flag Football League semifinal match in Kennesaw, Ga. Vick’s Roadrunners lost to Chad Johnson’s Ocho team, 26-13, but he gave the fans in attendance a good show, displaying his strong arm and elusiveness while making several impressive plays.
Check out Vick’s highlights from over the weekend, below.
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ESPN: NFL’s roster of officials includes seven rookies
The roster of officials for the upcoming officials will include seven rookies, according to an Associated Press report. Among the newcomers are three former SEC officials, two former Big Ten officials, one former Pac-12 official and one former Big 12 official.
Four notable NFL referees have retired this offseason as Ed Hochuli, Jeff Triplette, Terry McAulay and Gene Steratore all decided to call it a career.
Here are some more articles from around the league:
- NFL.com: Why Supplemental Draft offers value
- CBS Sports: Early Week 1 picks
- The Ringer: Pitfalls and practicality in the age of QB megadeals