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Reid, Vick OK; Cox Misses Practice

Eagles coach Andy Reid said Wednesday he spoke with quarterback Michael Vick about Reid's Monday comments, in which Reid seemed less than definitive about Vick's future as the starter.

Reid, Vick OK; Cox Misses Practice

Eagles coach Andy Reid said Wednesday he spoke with quarterback Michael Vick about Reid's Monday comments, in which Reid seemed less than definitive about Vick's future as the starter.

Vick "doesn't care about all that," Reid said. Reid emphasized Wednesday that "Michael is the quarterback."

“Well, it was the way it was interpreted,” Reid said. “That’s not what I had in mind. Derek [Eagles spokesnman Derek Boyko] explained to me how it was interpreted, and so, I’ve talked to Mike, [and] made sure I mentioned it on my radio show. You guys are very good at what you do, so I [wanted to] make sure we clarify it. Bad semantics there.”

The QB later agreed that the remarks didn't bother him; he said his focus is on preparing for the Giants this weekend.

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"We spoke about it. But it wasn't anything serious," Vick said. "We have to look forward to this week, we have to get ready for this game."

Vick said his problem with turnovers -- nine in three games -- is "something I know I can get corrected."

Asked if he worried about job security, Vick said "not at all," because, he reiterated, "I know it can be corrected ... That's what I'm focused on."

"We had no trouble with blitz recognition" Sunday at Arizona, Vick said. "Everything is good with our offense. Everything is in sync, everything is intact. We just gotta get better. We eliminate the turnovers and start fast, we can give ourselves a [better] chance to win the games."

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Jeremy Maclin (hip) practiced Wednesday and said he expects to play Sunday. DT Fletcher Cox, still bothered by the migraine that hampered him in Arizona, did not practice, though Reid did not mention that possibility when he ran down the injuries before practice. Starting LT King Dunlap (hamstring) sat out. Ditto LB Akeem Jordan, also bothered by a hammy, and LS Jon Dorenbos (high ankle sprain).

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Several Eagles said they were happy to hear that the lockout of NFL referees might be ending.

Linebacker Jamar Chaney was asked if, when he saw the controversial ending of the Seahawks-packers game Monday night, he thought the fallout from that mess would end the impasse.

"I was hoping that would end it," Chaneys said. "It's sad that it had to happen to the Packers like that, because one game can keep you out of the playoffs ... It's just good that we can get the refs back to what they do best -- calling games -- and we can get back to what we do best, not worrying about that and just playing ball."

Running back LeSean McCoy said he would like to see a resolution, but until an agreement is announced, "I'm not going to get my hopes up."

Les Bowen Daily News Staff Writer
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