FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick won’t rule out the chance that the team will sign quarterback Michael Vick.

But he won’t rule it in, either, at least not publicly.

Asked again about Vick on Friday, Belichick repeated his Thursday comment. He said he’s concerned about the players the Patriots have in camp, not ones they might acquire.

But Belichick also said any player who isn’t in camp has the potential to be in camp at some point.

Vick served 18 months in prison in connection with a dogfighting ring he was running. He was conditionally reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday.

Many NFL teams have said they won’t consider signing the former Atlanta quarterback.

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