PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eagles coach Andy Reid is not ruling out quarterback Michael Vick for this week’s game against his former team, the Atlanta Falcons, but Kevin Kolb is still expected to get the start under center.
Vick continues to recover from a rib injury he suffered earlier this month in a loss to the Redskins.
Reid updated the team’s injury situation Wednesday before his players took the practice field to begin preparing for Sunday’s game at Lincoln Financial Field.
Reid said that defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, who was initially expected to have season-ending surgery on his sprained elbow, would now be given the opportunity to rehab the injury.
“Dr. Deluca and Dr. James Andrews got together and talked through it and Dr. Andrews is an elbow specialist, and so they worked through it and said, ‘Let’s give him an opportunity to rehab it and then brace it up and get out there and give it a try.’ ”
Bunkley is listed as day-to-day.
Reid also revealed that offensive tackle Jason Peters has a meniscus tear of the knee and was expected to have surgery on Thursday. Peters will not play on Sunday.
Also, the Eagles announced on Wednesday that they have acquired running back Jerome Harrison from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for running back Mike Bell.
Harrison has played in 51 career games for the Browns, racking up 1,401 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 302 carries, while adding 61 catches for 444 yards and three touchdowns.
Reported by KYW’s Dan Majka.