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Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy unlikely to play for Eagles Monday

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Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy, who are both recovering from concussions, are both expected to miss Monday night’s game against the Panthers.

The Eagles said on Wednesday that both Vick and McCoy are still in Phase 1 of the NFL’s concussion protocol, which means neither of them can do any work on the practice field yet. Nick Foles was the starting quarterback in practice Wednesday, and Bryce Brown was the starting running back, and that is expected to be the case on Monday night.

What’s unclear is whether Eagles coach Andy Reid even wants Vick to be cleared to return, or whether Reid would rather see Vick get a long time to recover from his concussion so that Reid can have a long time to evaluate Foles without having to make a definitive statement about who starts once Vick is healthy. Reid says he’ll answer that question when it reaches that point.

“I’ve got to analyze that and look at that,” Reid said. “If [Foles] plays this week it will give him another opportunity to get better and then we go from there. And then, the important thing with Michael is that he’s healthy. I think, No. 1, you don’t want to put him at risk.”

The best way not to put Vick at risk is to keep him on the bench. Reid will do that for at least one more game, and possibly much longer.

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15 Responses to “Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy unlikely to play for Eagles Monday”
  1. jimnaizeeum says: Nov 22, 2012 6:35 AM

    Doubt Vick will play the rest of the season, or be back next year.
    Eagles need to see if Foles can play.

  2. attyken says: Nov 22, 2012 6:39 AM

    Reid coaches like he has a concussion. He forgets to run the ball. I hope Lurie is phase 1 of finding a new head coach.

  3. joetoronto says: Nov 22, 2012 7:01 AM

    “I think, No. 1, you don’t want to put him at risk.”

    Screw that, get Vick out there and put him at risk.

    He deserves it.

  4. ravenmuscle says: Nov 22, 2012 7:31 AM

    Will be interesting to see the Browns bust up Charlie Batch and destroy the old and woeful stoolers. The steelers have no chance of making the playoffs with their aging defense that will only be worse next year…Polamalu, Harrison, Keisel, and Hampton are ready for Medicare and a nursing home.

  5. bathroombenlovemachine says: Nov 22, 2012 7:35 AM

    The Eagles have a new mission: Inflict Multiple Injuries on Opposing players.

  6. tdrundmc says: Nov 22, 2012 7:44 AM

    So this will be the 3rd horrible MNF game in a row.

  7. kitwor says: Nov 22, 2012 7:47 AM

    Funny how coach told everyone in his Monday press conference that McCoy’s concussion was no where near as bad as Vick’s.

    As usual another gross miscalculation

  8. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 22, 2012 8:36 AM

    This is the worst Monday night game of the year, i guess America will be watching pooty tang

  9. tigrrrr says: Nov 22, 2012 8:49 AM

    time to go vick… wish you didnt rip all that money from the eagles and ruin that once proud organiazation, but at least your finally on the way out of the NFL! Hey…. its a start!

  10. fafafuey says: Nov 22, 2012 9:01 AM

    Either way the Panthers are going to kill em.

  11. 76raiders says: Nov 22, 2012 9:58 AM

    The Eagles were once a proud organization. That’s a joke! Lets see two Super Bowl losses, and several NFC Championships squandered. The Eagles are now the laughing stock of the league. The egoic mind of Andy Reid has dropped this franchise into a sea of abyss. How can a team with all this so-called Dream Team talent suck so bad? Simple, two things; bad coaching with worse execution. The Eagles can evaluate Nick Foles all they want. But in my opinion he bites. It’s time for Andy Reid to be fired and start cleaning house in the city of brotherly love.

  12. vicksprman says: Nov 22, 2012 10:23 AM

    I love Andy, I still think he’s being truthful and I think he is concerned about Vick’s health it’s just football. He will find another team after Philly as will Vick. Hopefully Foles shows that he’s the man and all Eagle fans will be happy not to suffer another one of these trainwrecks.

  13. stercuilus65 says: Nov 22, 2012 11:01 AM

    Well so much for the conspiricists that Reid would bring Vick back if Foles didn’t impress. Guess the concussion is real.

  14. bigbwoy000 says: Nov 22, 2012 5:58 PM

    Vick will be a Steeler next year. Bet on it. Plax & Mike will get to play together, watch.

  15. tigrrrr says: Nov 23, 2012 8:00 AM

    “Vick out again” …such a nice ring to it!!

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