Michael Vick is no longer the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Legends, an Alliance of American Football franchise.
With opening weekend for the AAF two days away, Atlanta head coach Kevin Coyle confirmed Thursday that Vick was unable to perform his full-time duties.
"He's had a number of commitments that he's been fulfilling with FOX in the broadcasting end of things, so he hasn't been able to be with us full time as we'd like him to be," Coyle said in an interview with WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta. "We're going to try to carve out exactly the role that he can take."
Brad Childress hired Vick to be offensive coordinator before Childress left the team. There was speculation at the time Vick would also bolt, but he said he was committed to the team in Atlanta.
Prior to the Super Bowl in Atlanta last week, Vick told USA Today he was thrilled to be in coaching.
"I'm glad I'm one of the guys at the forefront of helping it all come together," Vick said. "I think the Alliance, as far as talent goes, for guys who played in college, this is the next step. A lot of these guys are determined to get another shot at playing in the NFL, to seize the moment. You keep hearing, this is their second chance."
Childress, who resigned his post Jan. 11, said Vick's voice carried weight with players.
"The great thing about Michael is, he's been all the way to the top and all the way to the bottom, right here in Atlanta as a matter of fact," Childress said in a USA Today interview.
"When (Vick) speaks to players, whether he's talking about the game or life, he has a rapt and attentive audience because he's been through it all. Usually whatever he has to say, whether answering a question or (helping during) a drill, is something insightful."
--Field Level Media