Michael Vick was still unable to practice Christmas Day, as the Eagles wrapped up their week of preparation for Brian Dawkins and the Denver Broncos.
Vick, who suffered a quad bruise on a tackle by former Eagle Michael Lewis last Sunday against the 49ers, is unlikely to have much of a role in the Birds' offense this week. But the Eagles obviously want to have him available at least as an emergency third quarterback, behind Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb.
"That's what we're trying to work toward," Vick said.
"He’s sore," Eagles coach Andy Reid said." If he can work in there, we’ll have that option of having three quarterbacks"
Reid said Vick will be available if “he can function without getting hurt. I don’t want to put him out there if he’s going to hurt himself.”
Brian Westbrook completed his practice week of work with no setbacks and is scheduled to return to action against the Broncos after two concussions.
“He’s done well this week. We’ve been (indoors) on turf for the three days. There’s certain things we’re going to do with him both in the run game and in the pass game so we’ll see how he does. We’re not going to expect him to play every play, the whole game. That’s not what we’re doing going into this,” Reid said.
Eagles practice squad linebacker/safety Rashard Langford, who had been the scout team guy mimicking NFL sacks leader Elvis Dumervil this week, got an unexpected Christmas present Thursday night when he was signed by the Chiefs. Eagles practice squadders have been in high demand this season -- Langford was the last member of the season-opening practice squad group still with the team.
Finally, in the spirit of Holiday season inclusiveness: