Eagles starting quarterback Kevin Kolb and starting middle linebacker Stewart Bradley did not participate in team meetings on Wednesday because of the concussions they suffered against the Packers in the season opener.
The Eagles won’t make any declarations about the status of either player. At best, they could return to practice on Friday. Coach Andy Reid said the players are “making progress” but they will have to pass an evaluation on Friday before returning to the field.
Micheal Vick is taking the first-team reps in the meantime and looks like the heavy favorite to start on Sunday against the Lions. No matter what happens, Reid is adamant Vick can’t play his way into the starting job.
“Kevin knows he’s the guy,” Reid said, via the Philadelphia Daily News.
Reid also defended how the team treated both players’ concussions during the game. Kolb and Bradley returned to the field after initially getting hurt.
“I feel very comfortable that we followed the protocol,” Reid said.
“The most important thing that happened was that [trainer] Rick [Burkholder]