The Eagles will not trade quarterbacks Michael Vick or Kevin Kolb before Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, according to a team source.
Last month after he benched Kolb in favor Vick, Eagles coach Andy Reid could not definitively say that Kolb would not be dealt before the deadline. But a lot has changed since Reid made his infamous decision.
Vick injured his ribs against the Redskins in Game 4 and has not played since. Kolb, in his place, has played splendidly, especially in the last two games. He has guided the Eagles to two straight wins, including Sunday's 31-17 pasting of the Atlanta Falcons.
Reid hasn't made a decision on who will start next Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, but he reaffirmed his stance that Vick remained his starter. It took four questions following the game, however, to pin Reid down on the question.
"You take Michael Kolb and we go baby," Reid said kiddingly when first asked to name his starter.
No matter how Reid plays his hand, the quarterback controversy is unlikely to go away.
Vick, while not 100 percent, was listed as the third quarterback. But he was not out on the field before or during the game and arrived only 45 minutes prior to kickoff, according to the team. Reid said that he approved Vick's late arrival, saying that he hadn't planned on playing Vick anyway.
The coach said that Vick dressed and spent the game in the Eagles' locker room.