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Talkin' About Preseason

Michael Vick's preseason statistics as an Eagle

Talkin' About Preseason

(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Andy Reid announced Wednesday that Michael Vick will not play again this preseason, and quite honestly, the football fans of the world ain't missing much.

In his four years as an Eagle, Vick has appeared in 11 preseason games and has but one touchdown pass to show for his troubles. Sure, he's got three TD runs, but I don't think any Eagles' fan wants to see Vick trying to race a linebacker to the pylon at this point.

Here are Vick's career exhibition numbers as an Eagle:

    PASSING RUSHING
 Year     GP    Cmp.-Att.  Yds.  TD  Int.    Sacked    Att.  Yds.    TD 
 2009 11-15  45  4-40  36 
 2010  16-28  189  5-20  14  111 
 2011 19-36  219  2-18  27   1 
 2012 4-  7  11  1-  7 
  Totals 11  50-86  464  12-85  29  179 
  Avg./Pct.    (58.1%)    (5.40)    (1.2%)    (8.1%)        (6.17)   
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