Thursday, December 25, 2014

Michael Vick limited in practice; Patrick Chung a full participant

Quarterback Michael Vick was limited in Wednesday's practice, although he was a participant for the second consecutive day. Vick is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Michael Vick limited in practice; Patrick Chung a full participant

Eagles quarterbacks Michael Vick and Nick Foles. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Eagles quarterbacks Michael Vick and Nick Foles. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Quarterback Michael Vick was limited in Wednesday's practice, although he was a participant for the second consecutive day. Vick is dealing with a hamstring injury. 

There's still no officially word on whether he'll play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it sounds like Nick Foles will start. 

Safety Patrick Chung was a full participant in practice for the first time since sustaining a shoulder injury on Sept. 19. If he's healthy enough to play -- and it appears he will be -- the Eagles will use a safety rotation. 

Brandon Boykin (groin), punter Donnie Jones (left foot), and running back Chris Polk (ankle) were also limited. 

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Boykin is a key player in the Eagles' secondary, so his injury is important to monitor. Jones' left foot is his punting foot. 

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LeSean McCoy opened his Wednesday news conference by saying Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin is "a heck of a running back." The context was a tweet McCoy had over the weekend when he tweeted Sunday that Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno "sucks." McCoy didn't back off his comment on Wednesday.

“What I said is what I meant," McCoy said.

He also said he doesn't regret tweeting that, and it didn't become an issue with coach Chip Kelly. 

“Only thing coach said to me was stay focused on the next game, that’s what really matters," McCoy said. "It’s a big game for us to win. That’s what I’m really worried about."

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