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Vick 'very surprised' by how good leg felt

The Eagles might just be putting on a show for Tampa's benefit, but Michael Vick said Tuesday his strained left hammy felt good during limited work.

Vick 'very surprised' by how good leg felt

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Right now, the assumption is that the Eagles are just trying to mess with the Tampa Bay Bucs, but for what it's worth, Michael Vick and his ailing left hamstring took the practice field Tuesday for individual work, and afterward, Vick said he was surprised by how good he felt.

"I feel a lot better than I did on Sunday," when Vick left the Eagles' victory over he host Giants at the end of a second-quarter run. "It was kind of agonizing. It was tough. It was hard to deal with. I'm glad that I'm where I'm at today."

"I was very surprised to be able to go out and move around, throw the football and throw it with some velocity and still move the way I was able to ... I just gotta keep working."

Vick said he doesn't know if he'll be able to play against the Bucs.

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"I did the most that I could," Vick said. "I'm still tender in some spots, but I'll get treatment every day and work on it."

Vick, like Eagles coach Chip Kelly the day before, said he did not know the grade of his strain.

Backup Nick Foles said "it felt good" getting reps with the starters.

Asked if he expects to start Sunday, Foles said his expectation was that he would do the work to be ready for whatever role he might play.

Foles' only NFL victory as a starter came last Dec. 9 at Tampa, when he threw a "walkoff" touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin on the final snap.

"It was definitely special," Foles said Tuesday. "It was a tough season for everyone. It was coach (Andy) Reid's last year here, so it was nice to get that win for him. For me, it was my first and only one. It felt really good just to end the game like that."

Foles acknowledged that "deep down, I always want to start a game ... (but) it's very important to be a great teammate. Mike's done a great job."

Les Bowen Daily News Staff Writer
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