Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vick not expected to be ready for Sunday; Kelly says no decision has been made

Michael Vick isn't expected to be healthy enough to play Sunday when the Eagles travel to Tampa to face the Buccaneers, an NFL source said Monday.

Vick not expected to be ready for Sunday; Kelly says no decision has been made

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Michael Vick isn't expected to be healthy enough to play Sunday when the Eagles travel to Tampa to face the Buccaneers, an NFL source said Monday, paving the way for Foles to start.

Kelly said no decision has been made on whether Vick will play. He labeled Vick day-to-day and said Vick's MRI revealed a pulled hamstring.

"We have not made any decision on who our starting quarterback will be," Kelly said.

But Vick is expected to miss the game and Foles would start his seventh career NFL start. His lone victory as a starter came last December when he engineered a game-winning drive that propelled the Eagles past the Bucs, 23-21.

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Adam Schefter of ESPN was first with the report.

Vick injured his hamstring during a scramble in the second quarter of Sunday's 36-21 win over the N.Y. Giants. He played a few more plays on the drive and the first of the next possession, but Kelly pulled his starter.

Foles replaced Vick, who completed 6 of 14 passes for 105 yards and ran 7 times for 79 yards, and drove the Eagles to a field goal before the half. Overall, Foles hit on 16 of 25 passes for 197 yards and two fourth quarter touchdowns as the Eagles came back to beat the Giants.

Despite Foles' performance, Kelly said that Vick would remain his starter. However, on Monday he did not rule out the possibility that Foles can win the job.

"If someone comes in and puts out an unbelievable performance, you have to take it into account," Kelly said. 

For the next week at least -- and possibly longer -- it appears Foles will get the call with Vick injured. Kelly did not say how late in the week he could go with the uncertainty on Vick.

"I don't know until we see how it goes," Kelly said. "I'm not going to predict the future. I don't know where we are with that."

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