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Reid: Vick's our quarterback

Andy Reid was asked to clarify - again - if Michael Vick was still his starting quarterback after a response the Eagles coach gave during his Monday press conference was interpreted that Vick's job was in jeopardy.

Reid: Vick's our quarterback

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Andy Reid talks with Michael Vick during Sunday´s loss to the Cardinals. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Andy Reid talks with Michael Vick during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Andy Reid was asked to clarify - again - if Michael Vick was still his starting quarterback after a response the Eagles coach gave during his Monday press conference was interpreted that Vick's job was in jeopardy.  

"Michael's our starting quarterback," Reid said Wednesday.

Reid had actually addressed the confusion Monday afternoon during his radio show, saying that Vick was his quarterback, "period." Earlier that day, though, he made it seem as if Vick, who has turned the ball over nine times in three games, would be evaluated week to week.

"Right now, we're with Michael and that's what we're doing," Reid said Monday when he was asked how much longer before he may have to go with backup Nick Foles. "We'll evaluate as we go."

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Reid said he spoke to Vick to assure him that he was still his starter.

"We spoke about it. It wasn’t anything serious," Vick said Wednesday from the NovaCare Complex as the Eagles prepared for Sunday night's game against the New York Giants. "We’re in a position where we have to prepare for this game and not [have] any outside distractions. We try to move forward.

"That's not what I had in mind," Reid said. "Derek explained to me how it was interpreted. I talk to Mike. ... Bad semantics there."

Still, many still believe that Vick will be on a short leash after struggling in two of the 2-1 Eagles' first three games. He was asked if he was worried about his job security.

"Not at all. I know it can be corrected," Vick said of his turnovers. "I know I can get my job done week in and week out. That’s what I’m focused on."

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