Report: Michael Vick is Likely Out for Week 6
Nick Foles is expected to start against the Bucs in Week 6. ESPN's Adam Schefter has confirmed a report that Michael Vick will likely sit out and Chip Kelly commented on it today at his day-after press conference.
"I don't know if he'll play Sunday, Kelly said. " Right now he's day‑to‑day, and he'll we'll see how he goes through the rehab process."
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Foles entered the game after Mike Vick left Sunday's Week 5 game against the Giants in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.
Foles completed 16-of-25 passes for 197 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 5 win over the Giants. So the question was asked today if he continues to play well this week against Tampa, can he sin the starting job from Vick.
"If someone comes in and puts on an unbelievable performance," Kelly said. "You have to take it all into account. That's my point."
Vick had an MRI on his injured hamstring today, but Kelly didn't offer much on the results.
"I didn't ask that," Kelly said. "They just said it was pulled. We'll see how he is. If I know the Mike I know, he'll work extremely hard at the rehab part of it, and we'll see how he goes as the week goes along."
Vick watched the entire second half from the sideline, walking around with a slight limp. Coach Chip Kelly said that if backup Nick Foles had gotten hurt, there's a chance Vick could have reentered the game. Kelly also added that Vick is his starter when healthy.
"I'm not going to put him (Vick) out there if it's going to hurt him," Kelly said. "That is the biggest thing. When he was in the game and we went back in, they thought he was good to go back in. I watched him try to get away from the rush, and that wasn't fair to Mike. I'm not going to put him in that situation, so we'll see how he is."
Speaking Monday, coach Chip Kelly didn't rule out the possibility that Foles could keep the Eagles' starting job if he plays well in Vick's absence and didn't commit to who the starter will be on Sunday.
"If he plays well? Yeah, there’s always open competition," Kelly admitted. "So if Nick goes out there and throws 100 for 100 and throws 27 touchdown passes, then, yeah.