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Kolb to start; Vick to play second half

Monday, August 31, 2009, 1:17 PM
On his weekly radio show on WIP today, Andy Reid said Kevin Kolb would start Thursday night’s final preseason game against the Jets. He also said Michael Vick would see first-half action as the Wildcat quarterback, then would play quarterback in the second half. From earlier: Donovan McNabb... Read more

Irvin: Expect QB controversy with Birds

Monday, August 31, 2009, 8:24 AM
Former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin will be announced today as one of the lead Sunday analysts for the NFL Network, but he is starting early with sharing his opinions, especially as it relates to Michael Vick. Irvin tells USA Today that he sees a quarterback controversy potentially brewing with... Read more

Marty: 'Quick Discussion'

Sunday, August 30, 2009, 1:13 PM
Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg acknowledged a "quick discussion" on the sideline last Thursday with quarterback Donovan McNabb, about the offense's problems trying to sustain rhythm with Michael Vick shuttling on and off the field once every series. "I understand all... Read more

Andrews back at practice, Curtis sits out

Saturday, August 29, 2009, 12:41 PM
Eagles right tackle Shawn Andrews will return to practice today, coach Andy Reid said. Reid said Andrews will work with the scout team, working back in, and the team will monitor his progress from there. Andrews' back tightened up during the fitness run at the start of training camp and he has not... Read more

Should Vick play next week?

Friday, August 28, 2009, 8:31 AM
Like most NFL teams, the Eagles will not play their starters in the preseason finale. Next Thursday's game against the Jets will be almost exclusively backups and those players fighting for the final remaining roster spots. For the Eagles, the interesting question is where Michael Vick fits in. His... Read more

Herremans to have surgery

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 11:06 PM
The Eagles’ revamped offensive line that has been decimated by injuries at training camp won’t be together at the start of the season, either. Left guard Todd Herremans will have surgery to repair a stress fracture of the navicular bone in his left foot on Friday, coach Andy Reid said... Read more

Breaking down Vick's plays

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 10:26 PM
Michael Vick was on the field for six plays in the preseason game against Jacksonville. Here are the situations and the results: * Ball on Philadelphia 27. 14:49 left in first quarter. Second and 10. Donovan McNabb lines up wide right, Vick lines up in shotgun. Three-wide receiver formation with DeSean... Read more

Groups both for and against Vick at Linc

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 6:31 PM
From Daily News staff writer David Gambacorta ... In the early evening around Lincoln Financial Field, the crowds were starting to gather but the expected showdown between animal right advocates and supporters of Michael Vick had yet to fully materialize. A small protest group of eight people was... Read more

Birds Make It the Red-Faced Zone

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 5:38 PM
Update: The Eagles' offense did not include Michael Vick running on and off for the drive that began with an Asante Samuel pick, midway through the second quarter, and the result was better continuity. At least until the Birds reached the Jacksonville 1, and the Birds' braintrust came up with one of... Read more

Another pro-Vick rally set; Vick's work ethic?

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 1:02 PM
Another pro-Michael Vick rally has been scheduled for outside Lincoln Financial Field before tonight's Eagles game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. A group known as the African Daughters of Fine Lineage along with Generations Unlimited are holding an event to welcome Vick to Philadelphia. “We’re... Read more
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