The Eagles have already announced that Nick Foles will be their starting quarterback for the rest of the season and they could wind up with Bryce Brown playing out the string as a member of the starting lineup as well.
LeSean McCoy has not been able to progress past the fourth stage of the five-stage concussion protocol he must pass in order to return to the field. Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said, via the Philadelphia Daily News, that McCoy is still fatigued after physical activity and exhibiting other symptoms of a concussion. Burkholder said that the lingering symptoms — McCoy was injured in Week 11 — caused him to send McCoy to be examined by concussion experts in Pittsburgh this week.
With McCoy out this week and the Eagles playing again next Thursday night, it seems likely that he’ll head into Week 16 with four weeks of inactivity behind him. The Eagles don’t have much to play for this season, so it wouldn’t be terribly surprising if they decide its not worth the risk of further injury to bring McCoy back again this year.
Michael Vick would be on the bench whether or not he was healthy, but, like McCoy, he’s still struggling to pass the necessary tests that would allow him back onto the field. He’s been able to partake in physical activity, but his reaction time is still causing him to fall short in the testing arena.