Eagles Notes: Vick, McCoy Out, Eagles Add Player to Roster
The Eagles head to Dallas with tons of injuries on offense.
The surprising injury news concerns center Dallas Reynolds, who missed practice time early this week, but was listed at questionable on Friday with an ankle injury. Coach Pete Carroll said Reynolds practiced on Friday and was running around, so they're listing him as questionable. Evan Mathis would start at center with Danny Watkins sliding over to play left guard.
The team also added rookie wide receiver Marvin McNutt to the 53-man roster (which currently stands at 52). Reid said they waited until Friday because they wanted to make sure they were doing the right thing and needed to do a little more homework on the potential players.
As for Michael Vick and the report that came out stating that he felt that he was being held out due to being a "victim of politics," Reid addressed that issue.
(Listen to ESPN's Ed Werder talk about his report on the Sports Bash with Mike Gill and Todd Ranck)
"I’ll address that but there’s nothing to that," Reid stated. "I’ve talked with Michael and Michael is good. I don’t know where things get started but Michael is fine with it. He understands that everything is in the best interest of him right now and making sure that he’s ready to go. Let Rick talk to you about the symptoms.”
However, what will his status be when he returns?
“Listen, Michael is the quarterback of this team,' said Reid. "That’s how I’ve approached it from the get go. I’ve told you guys that. Until I tell you guys differently, that’s how I feel. Michael understands that so that’s the important thing. I just want to make sure there’s open communication between us.”
Does anyone really believe that? The whole incident prompted this e-mail from the Eagles on behalf of Vick.
“I want to thank my fans for the thousands of well wishes. I also appreciate the support of the entire Eagles organization. I feel strong and healthy. As a professional athlete, I want to play in every game but the NFL has a specific protocol to protect players. My focus is to complete this process successfully, so I can rejoin my team on the field.”
Vick's next imPACT test will most likely be on Monday Burkholder told the media.
Running back LeSean McCoy will also not play on Sunday night, and trainer Rick Burkholder updated his condidtion on Friday.
"He’s in phase two, Burkholder said about McCoy. "He’s doing pretty well. His symptoms are down to almost nothing. His major complaint is fatigue, but he’s going through the program. He’s done very well on the ImPACT test. The only reason we won’t say that he passed the ImPACT test is because he has symptoms, but all the other stuff checked out. So, he’s doing fine and he’s in stage two, so the next phase we go to [is] three, four, five and see how he does."
Also Eagles offensive line coach Howard Mudd announced that this season will be his last.
"I decided quite a while ago," said Mudd, 71. "I gotta go be a grandpa. That was the plan two years ago and Andy (Reid) talked me out of it. But this time, it’s going to be permanent."
Here is the official status report for Sunday's game vs. Dallas:
|Friday||RB LeSean McCoy (concussion), RB Chris Polk (toe), QB Michael Vick (concussion)|
|Friday||DT Fletcher Cox (tailbone, not injury related), C Dallas Reynolds (ankle)|
|Friday||WR Jason Avant (hamstring), WR Riley Cooper (knee), LS Jon Dorenbos (ankle), T King Dunlap (knee), RB Stanley Havili (ankle), G Danny Watkins (ankle)|