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Michael Vick proved to the Eagles and the rest of the league that he's still pretty fast on Thursday. Here's what else you may have missed.

Mike Ehrmann

The media monster that is the NFL has drastically slowed now that the draft has come and gone. However, Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy, and a handful of other players and teams, provided enough news to keep football fans from stepping off the ledge.

Here's what you may have missed on Thursday.

The Jets released two players, defensive end Claude Davis and cornerback Cliff Harris, after they were arrested and charged on Monday night for marijuana possession in New Jersey. New general manager John Idzik's immediate release of the two players, both of whom have never seen action in an NFL game, shows he's planning on ruling with an iron fist.

From Gang Green Nation:

So they were arrested on Monday night, and then released on Tuesday. This is pretty much John Idzik saying ' You come here to play, you stray then your shot is gone'. Regardless of your thoughts on marijuana, it is completely stupid for players who are on the fringe of the team to be caught out in public with illegal substances on them. They also had a passenger in the back seat who was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon - a loaded handgun with a single hollow point round.

While the majority of Americans support Washington when it comes to keeping the nickname "Redskins," the support has decreased somewhat over the last 21 years. Polls showed that 79 percent approve of the Redskins name, which is down from 89 percent in 1992.

After it looked as if the Ravens might lose offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie in free agency, the Ravens and McKinnie reached a two-year deal on Thursday. McKinnie lost his starting job in the regular season, but started every game in the playoffs in 2012 and received a lot of attention in free agency.

More: Ravens blog, Baltimore Beatdown

After Eagles running back LeSean McCoy challenged quarterback Michael Vick to a race, he discovered the 32-year-old signal caller can still run. Vick reportedly "dusted" McCoy in a 40-yard dash, finishing 5 yards ahead of the back. Before the race McCoy had been calling Vick and "old man."

From Bleeding Green Nation:

It certainly seems that the atmosphere is light down at the NovaCare complex, but it hasn't harmed the spirit of competition. Kudos to Vick for putting the young'un in his place.

You can add the Miami Dolphins to a list of teams not looking to add quarterback Tim Tebow to their roster. Just 18 months after Tebow led the Broncos to a surprise playoff win over the Steelers, teams are lining up to say no to the media sensation. The Dolphins seem like they're going to stay put with Ryan Tannehill, for now.

The Jaguars announced some changes in their front office on Thursday. According to Adam Stites of Big Cat Country, the team hired former Colts general manager Chris Polian. They also promoted Andy Dengler to director of player personnel. They also decided to hire Kyle O'Brien as their new director of college scouting.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to add Warren Sapp to their Ring of Honor and they will retire his former number, No. 99. Sapp was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2013.

From Bucs Nation:

Sapp was one of the most successful players in Buccaneers history, with seven Pro Bowls, six All-Pro selections and two All-Decade selections. He was the motor of the late '90s/early '00s Buccaneers, and was a key part of the 2002 Super Bowl team.

The Eagles reportedly passed on trade offers for quarterback Nick Foles during the 2013 NFL draft. The Eagles also have Michael Vick and recently drafted quarterback Matt Barkley on the roster as well. New head coach Chip Kelly said that he isn't going to be running the same offense he did while at Oregon, and he has also stated that he likes Foles.

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Daryl Washington is under investigation for an alleged domestic dispute that occurred on Wednesday evening. Washington is set to serve a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy and he has not yet met with police.

More: Cardinals blog, Revenge of the Birds

Long-time kicker Nate Kaeding has decided to retire from the NFL. He spent the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers. He is a two-time Pro Bowler from his nine years in the league.

From Bolts from the Blue:

Everything I've ever heard or known about Nate Kaeding has been glowing. He's a good guy. He's a hard-worker. He's a "regular guy" and has no desire to be a star. He wasn't an NFL Kicker to be on TV or to be well-known, he was just good at it and liked working on the craft.

Free agent defensive end John Abraham has reportedly met with the Tennessee Titans. Abraham has spent the last seven seasons with the Falcons and has made 122 sacks in his career. He's likely the biggest name among pass rushers still available in free agency.

It seems that one of the reasons that Geno Smith fell to the Jets in the second round is because NFL executives had questions about the former West Virginia quarterback's leadership ability, and they said that he is "tuned out because he thinks he's got it all down." Smith will likely compete with the other quarterbacks on the roster for the starting spot.

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