Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vick at practice, no helmet

Mike Vick was at Wednesday's afternoon practice, but he did not have his helmet and was not going through drills in the 10-minutes of practice open to the media.

Vick at practice, no helmet

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Michael Vick was at practice today, but did not participate, as he recovers from a concussion. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
Michael Vick was at practice today, but did not participate, as he recovers from a concussion. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Mike Vick was at Wednesday's afternoon practice, but he did not have his helmet and was not going through drills in the 10-minutes of practice open to the media.

All signs from the Eagles point to Vick playing (our post earlier has some of the details).

In the meantime, Mike Kafka and Vince Young were both at practice.

Andy Reid would not say who was playing with the first team at quarterback this week while Vick continues going through his concussion testing. Kafka was greeted at his locker by the largest crowd of reporters he's seen as an Eagle. Kafka's answers stuck to the playbook: he said he'd play his role, whatever it is, and prepare hard and try to execute if he has to play.

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"Coach Reid has a plan and a role for everybody, so whatever role that is for me, we’ll do the best we can," Kafka said.

At one point he actually laughed about the consistency of his answers.

"This is going to be a running thing, I’m going to tell you right now, we have to execute offensively, all 11 guys," Kafka said.

-- Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins could see some snaps at defensive end this week, especially if Darryl Tapp (pectoral) and Juqua Parker (ankle) can't play, Reid said.

Tapp and Parker are both expected to be out of practice today, leaving only Trent Cole, Jason Babin and Phillip Hunt as healthy defensive ends for a scheme that demands many bodies to keep throwing at quarterbacks. The ends seemed to wear down against the Falcons Sunday, particularly after Parker left early in the fourth quarter, contributing to Atlanta's rally.

Jenkins he played defensive end each of the last four years and move inside only on pass downs.

"I'm pretty familiar with the whole D-line. I've played everything except the nose guard in the 3-4," Jenkins said.

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