Eagles coach Andy Reid said that he expected Michael Vick to practice on Monday and that he thought there was a good chance the injured quarterback would be back for the Dec. 11 game at the Miami Dolphins.
Reid, following the Eagles' low-point-of-the-season loss to the Seahawks on Thursday, was asked by reporters at the NovaCare Complex if Vick would return for Monday's light practice. Vick hasn't practiced since he broke two ribs against the Cardinals on Nov. 13.
"I do. In what role, we’ll see," Reid said, according to a transcript released by the Eagles. "There’s a pretty good chance he’s back."
Vick has thrown the ball on the side for a little over a week, but Vince Young has taken all the reps at practice and started the last three games. Reid said he thought Vick would be ready to play against the Dolphins in nine days.
“I think so," Reid said. "I’d like to see him throw the ball and really put torque on it for at least a handful of throws or more than a handful of throws."
Reid would not commit to Young if Vick couldn't go for a fourth straight game. He was asked if he considered benching Young, who tossed four interceptions against Seattle, for Mike Kafka.
"Like I said, [Young] had a couple of beautiful throws," Reid said. "There were a couple he threw to the other team, but he had a couple beautiful throws where he came back and made some nice plays. To answer your question — no, I did not [consider benching Young]."
Young has thrown eight interceptions in three games as a starter.
In other injury news, Reid said that cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who suffered a concussion on Thursday, would start to follow the protocol for returning from such a head injury. He said that wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (shoulder/hamstring), cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) and tackle King Dunlap (concussion) were progressing.
Reid also said that special teams ace Colt Anderson would undergo knee surgery to correct a torn ACL. Anderson's season is over and he will be placed on injured reserve. The Eagles will have to replace Anderson's spot on the 53-man roster.
They also signed cornerback D.J. Johnson to the practice squad.