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Vick practices

UPDATE: Eagles coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick was a full participant in practice today, however, he would not say whether Vick will play this weekend.

Vick practices

Michael Vick was a full participant in the Eagles afternoon practice Thursday. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)
Michael Vick was a full participant in the Eagles afternoon practice Thursday. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)

UPDATE: Eagles coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick was a full participant in practice today, however, he would not say whether Vick will play this weekend.

The Eagles said he was evaluated and cleared by the independent neurosurgeon to practice today.

The team said Vick is not talking to the media today.

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Michael Vick is continuing to make progress and took part in the Eagles' morning walkthrough. It is unclear whether he will take part in the afternoon practice.

Vick has been in "virtually every meeting ... It's been routine for him," offenisve coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said.

Mornhinweg said Vick is "still going through the process" required for him to be cleared following his concussion.

Mornhinweg said the fact that Vick is lefthanded and Mike Kafka and Vince Young are righthanded makes dealing with the uncertainty of Vick's status a little difficult, but overall, not much changes in the offense when the QB changes.

He reiterated that the Eagles are preparing all three quarterbacks and said he thought Kafka did a great job against the Falcons in his NFL debut. He said Young (hamstring) is still not 100 percent. Young did take part in practice yesterday.

Mornhinweg said that he wants to see Vick keep himself clean and minimize the hits, but does not want to take his style of play away.

Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reported that Vick is getting the padding inside his helmet redesigned. There was no helmet hanging in Vick's locker stall while reporters were in the locker room Thursday, only the Eagles visor Vick wore watching Wednesday's practice. According to the report, the padding on Vick's helmet would be changed to one made by Unequal Technologies, a Kennet Square company that Vick endorses. A spokeswoman for the company told the Daily News that she had no comment at this time.

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