With the NFL season less than three weeks away, the Steelers are on the verge of bringing in one of the most controversial players in the history of the league, that being QB Michael Vick.
TMZ reports that Vick, who was in prison for his role in a dog fighting scheme (Bad Newz Kennels), has met with the Steelers brass today and hopes to ink with the club by the end of the day.
Our Vick sources tell us … the QB had received “multiple offers” from NFL teams, including the Steelers — but he really liked what Pittsburgh is bringing to the table.
Vick flew out to the Steel City this morning to meet with the team.
The QB beat the Steelers last season as a member of the Jets, and played well in that game, going 10-for-18 for 132 yards and two scores and no picks, and he also ran for 39 yards in that Jets 20-13 win.
What his role with the Steelers would be is totally up in the air, but with the injury to Bruce Gradkowski the team does need a player who can back up Ben Roethlisberger.
No matter what, Vick’s presence on the team will bring a lot of attention to it.