The Eagles briefly let middle linebacker Stewart Bradley on the field last Sunday after he staggered to the ground following a concussion, but they won’t let him play against the Lions this week.
Eagles coach Andy Reid officially ruled out Bradley and quarterback Kevin Kolb for Week Two. Both players passed the written portion of their concussion test, and
were meeting with an independent doctor in hopes of getting
cleared for next week.
Omar Gaither will start at middle linebacker, with Michael Vick starting at quarterback.
“It’s not the first time [Vick] has started in the National Football League,” Reid said when asked if he needed to tell Vick anything special.
The bigger question is whether Vick can start for a second time with the Eagles next week if he plays well. The Eagles could play it safe by keeping Kolb on the sideline without technically letting Kolb lose the job to injury.