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Segal: 'No Chance' Vick Signs With Redskins

Agent Joel Segal visited Redskins Park on Tuesday morning and was interviewed on ESPN 980 with Larry Michael and Larry Weisman.

Segal represents several Redskins, including Jason Campbell, LaRon Landry, DeAngelo Hall and Robert Thomas.

Segal also represents Michael Vick, who is currently a free agent after spending the last 18 months in prison for running a dogfighting ring.

"I'm not here for Mike," Segal said. "I'm here for these guys [Campbell, Landry, Hall and Thomas]."

Later, Segal was asked if there was any chance the Redskins would sign Vick.

"No chance," Segal replied.

Campbell, meantime, is entering a pivotal year in his NFL career. He is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2009 season. His status--restricted or unrestricted--is still to be determined.

Campbell had an offseason of uncertainty after it was reported that the Redskins pursued acquiring Jay Cutler in a trade and drafting Mark Sanchez.

Segal said he was impressed with how Campbell responded to the reports.

"Jason is a special guy," Segal said. "A lot of guys would have been rattled, lost their confidence. This guy is ice. He's class. He went about his business and said, 'Don't worry--I'm going to play some football."

Segal was asked if he was at Redskins Park to discuss a contract extension with team officials.

"No, I'm watching practice, seeing some of the guys," Segal said.

Michael and Weisman also asked about Vick's future in the NFL.

Is he optimistic that Vick would get a job soon?

"Yes, I'm very optimistic," Segal said. "It's not a matter of if, but when. And Mike's excited with the opportunity that the commissioner has given him. He's ready to go help a club win."

Asked which teams were interested in Vick, Segal declined to discuss specifics.

"There are a lot of teams interested," he said. "Mike's excited and looking forward to working and getting back. He's working hard every day."

The Redskins have said publicly they are not interested in acquiring Vick at this time.

After the radio interview, Segal watched the Redskins practice from the sidelines alongside executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato.

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