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With Vick in Virginia, McCoy arrives

Michael Vick has moved his workout regimen to Virginia and wasn't at Eagles informal practice on Tuesday, but a small group of players did welcome running back LeSean McCoy to the fold.

With Vick in Virginia, McCoy arrives

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy joined teammates for informal workouts Tuesday. (Photo: Jeff McLane)
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy joined teammates for informal workouts Tuesday. (Photo: Jeff McLane)

Michael Vick has moved his workout regimen to Virginia and wasn't at Eagles informal practice on Tuesday, but a small group of players did welcome running back LeSean McCoy to the fold.

Vick helped organize the first two weeks of workouts in Evesham, N.J., but the Eagles quarterback is now working out with his personal trainer near his other home in Virginia.

"We brought guys in for a two-week passing camp," Vick wrote in a text message. "I don't work out with the guys. I have a personal trainer. I just throw with them."

With no Vick backup Kevin Kolb and third-string quarterback Mike Kafka handled quarterback duties on Thursday and Friday. Kolb is back in Texas so Kafka took all the throws Tuesday.

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"Mike has played a lot of ball. You guys know that," Kafka said of Vick. "I know when he comes out here he looks pretty crisp. So we're not worried about Mike."

Vick's last public appearance in Philadelphia was on Thursday when he spoke at Martin Luther King High.

The practices, assembled mostly by tight end Brent Celek and wide receiver Jason Avant, have had an assortment of players -- some not even Eagles -- come and go over the last two weeks. McCoy, who has spent much of the off-season working out in Miami, made his first appearance.

"It feels good to get back out here with my teammates and run around a little bit," McCoy said. "So these next couple of weeks we're probably picking it up."

Kafka, McCoy, Celek and Avant were joined by Eagles running back Eldra Buckley. Former Eagles receiver Greg Lewis, who is based in the area, caught passes, too. Eagles safety Jamar Adams provided some defense. Receiver Jeremy Maclin, who has been at most of the practices, was not in attendance.

DeSean Jackson is currently based in California, but McCoy said he expects the receiver to eventually partake in workouts.

"We talk all the time," McCoy said. "He's actually doing a lot of good stuff in his communities in California. I think he told me once he gets done with that he's going to come and work out."

Tuesday's group practiced for approximately 45 minutes with Kafka the only quarterback -- except when Lewis jokingly threw a few passes to Celek. Kafka said taking all the throws was not strenuous compared to the amount he normally throws during Eagles camps.

Kafka has said he wants to be the Eagles backup if Kolb is traded.

"Mike's tough," McCoy said. "Mike Kafka can hold his own, too."

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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