Will Mike Vick be Ready for Giants Game?
A source tells the Philadelphia Inquirer that Michael Vick will likely play in week eight even if he's less than 100 percent - he might have to - Nick Foles has been officially diagnosed with a concussion.
"Just because someone else got hurt, that doesn’t make another guy get healthy quicker," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said during his Monday Press conference.
Foles left Sunday's game against the Cowboys in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a head injury and did not return, going 11-of-29 for 80 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the process.
"Yeah, I think he was off a little bit," admitted Kelly. "His feet weren't set on a couple of those throws, and in all instances, we have to do a little better job. There were times when guys were open that we didn't get the ball on him."
Meanwhile, the status of Vick remains up-in-the air, while reports are he will be ready to play, Kelly wasn't ready to name him the starter just yet.
"I'm not going to put Mike out there if Mike can't be productive," Kelly insisted. "We've listened to Mike the whole time. We'll continue to listen to Mike. That can't change just because someone else got hurt. That doesn't make another guy get healthy quicker. Now, hopefully, we can get Mike back. But just because of Nick's injury, we're not going to force that."
One thing is for sure, Eagles rookie Matt Barkley wasn't quite ready, he completed 11-of-20 passes for 129 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. If Foles or Vick can't go, the Eagles might have to turn to Barkley, but will also look to bring someone else in this week, though Kelly wasn't ready to go there just yet.
"I'm not getting into all of that. We know exactly where Matt has to be, where Nick has to be and where Mike has to be, and then we'll make a decision."
So the quarterback controversy continues as the Eagles get ready to face the Giants on Sunday at 1pm, listen on 97.3 ESPN.