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Eagles’ McCoy, Vick, Celek, Patterson all out Thursday

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Although Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Michael Vick have both passed their post-concussion tests, that doesn’t mean they’ll play on Thursday against the Bengals.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that neither McCoy nor Vick will go on Thursday. And the Eagles have also confirmed that tight end Brent Celek, who suffered a concussion of his own on Sunday, and defensive tackle Mike Patterson, who has been dealing with an illness, are ruled out for Thursday as well.

For the Eagles, who are focusing on giving playing time to younger players, it’s not at all surprising that they’re going to tell veterans who are coming back from injury or illness to take their time. Nick Foles has already been confirmed as the starter for the rest of the season regardless of Vick’s health, and the Eagles would also like to see more from young running back Bryce Brown and young tight end Clay Harbor.

Despite shifting their focus toward building for the future, the Eagles surprisingly beat a team with playoff aspirations in Sunday’s comeback win over the Buccaneers. On Thursday they’ll try to do it again.

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4 Responses to “Eagles’ McCoy, Vick, Celek, Patterson all out Thursday”
  1. nananatman says: Dec 11, 2012 11:30 AM

    Giants salivating for the chance to give the young players some looks. Week 17 you look soooo good!

  2. greymares says: Dec 11, 2012 11:40 AM

    does every article have to contain “Nick Foles has been named the starter for the rest of the year” it’s almost as repititious as the snowballs at santa claus thing

  3. ndrick731 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:15 PM

    I’d rather see Ron Jaworski as the backup than Vick.

  4. sreece84 says: Dec 11, 2012 5:37 PM

    Vick and McCoy haven’t been ruled out yet… only Celek and Patterson have been ruled out

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