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Michael Vick signs 1-year deal with Steelers

Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets

Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets participates in pregame warmups before their game against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on Nov. 24 , 2014 in Detroit. Credit: Getty Images / Leon Halip

Michael Vick was right: His NFL career isn't over yet.

The former Jets quarterback signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers after working out for the team Tuesday.

The Steelers were desperate for quarterback depth after backup Bruce Gradkowski dislocated a finger on his left hand during their preseason win over the Packers Sunday. Gradkowski, who also injured his right shoulder and was scheduled for surgery, was placed on injured reserve.

Vick, 35, signed a one-year, $4-million deal with the Jets last offseason and spent much of the 2014 season as Geno Smith's backup. Vick made three starts. He went 1-2.

The veteran quarterback completed 64 of 121 passes for 604 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions in 10 games for the Jets, who finished 4-12. Vick also carried the ball 26 times for 153 yards.

Before the season ended, the four-time Pro Bowler expressed uncertainty about wanting to return to the Jets. But Vick was adamant that he had "a lot left in the tank."

"I can't say it's five years' worth, but maybe it's a good, solid two," he told Jets beat writers last December. "I'm just going to train for that, get ready for that and set my mind-set. If it doesn't happen and I have to grind my way back up to a starting position, then that's what it will be. I think at the end of the day, my mind-set is to just continue to play football. I love the game. I want to continue to play until it's all out of me."


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