No Discipline in 'Spitgate'
The Philadelphia Daily News - Eagletarian
No Discipline in 'Spitgate'
Daily News staff and Les Bowen
The NFL announced today that there will be no fines or other discipline resulting from Eagles center Mike McGlynn's contention that Redskins safety LaRon Landry spat at him twice during the Eagles' Monday victory.
An email from a league spokesman said "there was no conclusive evidence to support discipline."
Michael Vick was named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week for games played on November 11-15, the NFL announced today. The winner is decided by a fan vote on NFL.com.
Vick passed for 333 yards and four touchdowns in a record-setting performance during the Eagles’ 59-28 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.
FedEx will make a $2,000 donation to the Safe Kids USA coalition in Philadelphia.
The other finalists were Atlanta's Matt Ryan and New England's Tom Brady
Nick Cole is likely to start at right guard Sunday night against the Giants, Eagles coach Andy Reid said.
Both Cole and Max Jean-Gilles have taken reps in practice. Jean-Gilles suffered a concussion against Indianapolis and then did not start Washington. Cole, generally behind Jean-Gilles as a performer this season, played seamlessly against a complex Redskins scheme.
"He played very well," coach Andy Reid said. "This has nothing to do with Max because he was playing very well. There's a great communication there on the line. He executed very well against Washington."
Cole was the starter earlier in the season but had been hampered by swelling in the knee.
"It was bothering him," Reid said. "I thought rest was important. I think the doctors felt that way. I think it helped him for down the stretch."
The line has undergone some shuffling because of injury, with only Todd Herremans and Winston Justice playing every game. It faces what looks to be its stiffest test of the season against the Giants.
"I'm very confident in our offensive linemen," Reid said. "They have a great line coach (Juan Castillo) who works them hard, and they want to work hard. We do have some experience there and I feel good about that. They have worked very hard for this group they are going to play against and they know how good they are."
In other injury news, defensive end Juqua Parker practiced and is expected to start despite missing the last two days with a hip injury.
"He'll be (100 percent) by the time the game starts," Reid said. "He went through some things today. He's moving around pretty good and feeling pretty good. We will give him a little bit more tomorrow and we'll see."
Running back LeSean McCoy also practiced and said he will play. McCoy is fighting a shoulder sprain.
For the Giants, left tackle Shawn Andrews did not participate practice for the third consecutive day, very much calling into question whether he will be able to play against his former team.
Tom Coughlin told reporters today that Andrews has made "some progress" and that it is possible Andrews is active but does not start. He is listed as questionable.
"I'm excited about where I am right now, and there's still a few days left," Andrews told the New York Daily News.
Tight end Kevin Boss and cornerback Corey Webster are listed as probable after being limited in practice today.
Linemen David Diehl and Shaun O'Hara, receiver Steve Smith and fullback Madison Hedgecock are out.
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