Michael Vick was a good soldier for the Eagles this season. From his vocal support of Riley Cooper during the pre-season, to his public backing of Nick Foles as the team’s starting quarterback, Vick did not make waves when it would seem like the natural thing to do.
The Eagles (9-6) need a win or tie over the Cowboys (8-7) to clinch their first division title since 2010 and secure the No. 3 seed. The loser goes home.
Nick Foles and Kyle Orton were backup quarterbacks when the season began. On Sunday night in Dallas, they’ll line up under center as starters with the NFC East Championship at stake.
If being on the cover of Sports Illustrated is still considered a jinx, the Eagles don’t have a quarterback who can escape it.
Philadelphia Eagles’ wide-receiver DeSean Jackson was joined by some of his teammates Tuesday evening, as they took 50 kids on a $100 shopping spree at the Wal-Mart on South Columbus Boulevard.
Despite the return of Michael Vick from a hamstring injury, Nick Foles will be the Eagles starting quarterback this Sunday and will likely remain the starter for the rest of the season.
Chip Kelly says Nick Foles will be the starter for the rest of the season.
From joint press conferences, to encouraging words caught by NFL microphones after big plays, Vick has been the consummate professional and an exemplary teammate, and he deserves credit.
Michael Vick’s hamstring injury has prevented him from being available to play for the Eagles, but it’s also given head coach Chip Kelly a bit of an out in any “who is the starting quarterback” question. Very soon, that will not be the case, and Kelly says he’ll deal with it when the time comes.
he Eagles will be missing a couple of defensive players this weekend as they look to snap their home losing streak in Lincoln Financial Field. Safety Earl Wolff and back-up linebacker Jake Knott have been ruled out by the Eagles for this weekend’s home game against the Washington Redskins.
As improbable as it sounds, the best quarterback on the field in Sunday’s game between the Packers and Eagles likely won’t be Aaron Rodgers or Michael Vick.
Mike Vick is still bothered by a hamstring injury that has been nagging him for the last month. The veteran quarterback was limited in practices early in the week but did get in a full practice on Friday. Even if his hamstring stops bothering by Sunday, it should be expected he will serve as nothing more than a back-up quarterback option to Nick Foles.
It was a memorable weekend in football, both on the college and professional scenes.
We’ve seen Nick Foles at his utmost worst just a few weeks ago. And on Sunday, after tossing an NFL-record tying seven touchdowns in the Eagles’ 49-20 thumping of the Oakland Raiders, we’ve also seen him at his incredible best.
Chip Kelly knows Nick Foles will be his starting quarterback on Sunday in Oakland. That’s all the information the coach will give about the future of the position.