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Young to have MRI on hamstring

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eagles quarterback Vince Young strained his right hamstring in the second quarter of Thursday night's preseason finale against the New York Jets and will have an MRI on Friday.

Young to have MRI on hamstring

Vince Young left Thursday´s Eagles game with a right hamstring injury, the Eagles said. (Michael S. Wirtz/Staff Photographer)
Vince Young left Thursday's Eagles game with a right hamstring injury, the Eagles said. (Michael S. Wirtz/Staff Photographer)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eagles quarterback Vince Young strained his right hamstring in the second quarter of Thursday night's preseason finale against the New York Jets and will have an MRI on Friday.

"He's not feeling very good right now," Eagles coach Andy Reid said.

Reid confirm that Young will be his No. 2 quarterback ahead of Mike Kafka. Before his injury, Young completed 15 of 23 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 24-14 preseason finale win. He did not toss an interception.

"I just felt a little hamstring pull," Young said of his injury. "I don't think it's major."

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Young was not on the Eagles' sideline for the second half as Kafka ran the offense. Kafka, too, got banged up when he was drilled into the ground in the third quarter. The quarterback was slow getting up, took a knee and then called timeout.

Eagles coach Andy Reid signaled for another timeout as Kafka got his bearings back. Wide receiver Jason Avant, the team's emergency quarterback, was nearby stretching in case he was needed. He was not. Kafka went back in.

Reid said Kafka had a rib contusion but should be alright.

In other injury news, safety Jaiquawn Jarrett suffered a quad contusion in the first half. Reid said he should "be good to go."

Young's injury could have been avoided if Eagles coach Andy Reid attempted a chip shot field goal attempt instead of sending his quarterback back on fourth and 1 just before the break. Young was rolling out to his right when he pulled up lame just as he threw incomplete to wide receiver Chad Hall.

OTHER NOTES

-- Rookie Danny Watkins was the only starter on either offense or defense to play. The right guard played in only the first quarter. Reid said that Watkins would start in the regular season opener against the Rams on Sept. 11.

-- Rookie kicker Alex Henery was wide left on a 43-yard field goal attempt in the first half, but connected on a 49-yarder in the fourth quarter.

-- Rookie running back Dion Lewis had a strong outing. He ran 15 times for 62 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 38 yards and ran two kicks back for a total of 57 yards.

-- Linebacker Brian Rolle had 1-1/2 sacks and another tackle for loss. The rookie was all over the field.

-- Hall, who is on the roster bubble, had two catches for 22 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown pass from Young. He also fumbled a punt return. Sinorice Moss, who could be battling with Hall for that sixth receiver spot, caught three passes for 49 yards. He also shined in the return game, averaging 12.7 yard in three punt returns.

-- Reid said that Watkins, safety Nate Allen, and wide receiver Riley Cooper were the only Eagles to play just in the first quarter. Reid said that Jarrad Page was still ahead of Allen at strong safety.

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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