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Kolb will start; Vick may dress

Kevin Kolb will start at quarterback when the Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, coach Andy Reid said.

Kolb will start; Vick may dress

Kevin Kolb will start at quarterback when the Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, coach Andy Reid said.

With Michael Vick recovering from a chest injury, Kolb will earn his second straight start since losing the job prior to Week 3. Despite his not completely pain-free injury, Vick may dress Sunday, Reid said. He did practice some Friday, taking a few snaps under center with the scout team.

Reid was non-committal on whether Vick would be the backup or the emergency third quarterback if he did indeed dress.

"I would like to be involved," Vick said. "But whatever my role is, whatever we can do, that's what we'll do and just try to make sure we do it right."

Vick said that he still felt discomfort in both his shoulders.

Reid also announced that defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley was out for Sunday, along with tackle Jason Peters, who was already deemed out earlier this week. Bunkley had what was originally feared to be a season-ending elbow injury, but Reid was optimistic about his recovery Friday.

The coach was also optimistic about Peters, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday.

"I was surprised to see him walking around yesterday" after the surgery, Reid said.

With Peters out, King Dunlap will start at left tackle -- his first career start. Trevor Laws and Antonio Dixon will fill in for Bunkley. Reid said defensive tackle Jeff Owens could get signed to the 53-man roster off the practice squad. If that were to happen, the Eagles would have to cut a player.

Wide receiver Riley Cooper (concussion) returned to practice after sitting out Thursday. He's listed as questionable, as is Vick.

Tight end Brent Celek (wrist), guard Nick Cole (knee), guard Todd Herremans (knee), running back LeSean McCoy (ribs), cornerback Dimitri Patterson (back) and tackle Austin Howard (back) were listed as probable. Reid said that Herremans and Cole split repetitions at left guard the last two days.

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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