"The process is ongoing, and I hope to make a decision sometime in the near future," Goodell said Tuesday, a day after Vick's home confinement ended.
He wouldn't define what "near future" means.
Vick served 23 months on a dogfighting conviction.
NFL training camps open for veterans next week. Goodell would not say when he'll meet with Vick.
"We're not going to give any details right now," he said after a news conference announcing singer Marc Anthony's involvement with the NFL.
The commissioner has said he wants to see remorse and evidence of change from the player he suspended indefinitely.
Even if Goodell reinstates Vick, the 29-year-old quarterback would still have to find a team willing to sign him.