Nick Foles cleared to practice, will split reps with Matt Barkley

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After missing Sunday’s game with a concussion, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been cleared to return.

Philadelphia offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur confirmed today that Foles has been given the go-ahead for a full practice. Foles will split practice reps with Matt Barkley while Michael Vick is sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Although the Eagles haven’t officially announced who their starter will be for Sunday’s game at Oakland, it’s hard to believe it wouldn’t be Foles. Vick’s hamstring injury is serious enough that he’s unlikely to play, and Foles has been far better than Barkley this season. Foles is 52-for-90 for 622 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions, while Barkley is 28-for-46 for 287 yards with no touchdowns and four interceptions.

Foles has a tough job ahead of him, trying to get something going for an Eagles offense has been held out of the end zone two weeks in a row.

30 responses to “Nick Foles cleared to practice, will split reps with Matt Barkley

  1. If an NFL defense can’t figure out you double Desean and put everyone else in the box to stop the eagles offenes the D coordinator should be fired. This team needs a few more pieces to run any sort of offense let alone Chips. I mean Jacksonville right now has more offensive weapons then the Eagles.

  2. Feel like they should let Barkley start and he’ll learn from his mistakes as a rookie. He did come from USC too, so who knows. Foles doesn’t cause turnovers but needs to step up. Let the best man play. GO EAGLES!

  3. Nick this is your chance to show Chip that he made a terrible decision on selecting Vick as the starting QB.

  4. Until I saw this, I forgot that Philly had Shurmur for an OC. Unless he’s relegated to making copys of the playbook & fetching coffee, y’all are going to be stuck with an offense that gets progressively more predictable & boring as the season wears on. Good luck Philly – knock off Dallas for NFCE, please.

  5. i am bringing a friend who is an eagles fan to the game this Sunday…i brought him and his brother the last time the eagles played the raiders. They were talking all kinds of smack prior to that game. I think it was Jamarcus Russell’s (J-Bust) only victory as a qb.. I didn’t talk any smack after that game, as I knew they were bumming, but man I was cracking up on the inside. Go Raiders!

  6. @jnks10 that is why Maclin getting hurt was such a big deal this year. If Avant could catch a pass with out falling down that would also help.

  7. Nick this is your chance to show Chip that he made a terrible decision on selecting Vick as the starting QB.

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    And to prove that andy made an even worse pick by taking you in the third round. He’s not too good gang. just sayin’.

    If Foles played well against dallas, he would have passed the concussion test last week.

    And, of course, you know I’m always right.

  8. Even if Philly doesn’t put the offensive numbers up this year, they clearly have the upside in the division along with the Redskins for years to come. Just like the Ravens and Steelers in the AFC, they’re either lacking in leaders or their leader is too old. That’s why the Bengals own that division and the Browns are challenging most teams they face.

    Romo’s career is on the downside, he’s 33 and not getting any younger. Same with Eli, he’s 32 and is going downhill.

    Philly, with their cap room, they shouldnt have a problem filling their holes on defense in the next draft or free agency. Redskins and Cowboys have cap issues to deal with next year, and Eli will need to reconstruct his deal to be keep Cruz.

  9. defswitch says:
    Oct 29, 2013 12:04 PM
    Feel like they should let Barkley start and he’ll learn from his mistakes as a rookie. He did come from USC too, so who knows. Foles doesn’t cause turnovers but needs to step up. Let the best man play. GO EAGLES!
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    I have no idea what your talking about when it comes to USC. In the last decade, no QB from USC has thrived with the exception of pre-injury Carson. If you are talking about Foles and Barkley going to USC. Way off.
    With Barkley’s weak arm, you figure he know how to check down with authority, in two games he has been a joke.

  10. Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro can fly to Oakland and sit on the sidelines to watch this one and it won’t help. Raiders back to 4 – 4.

  11. Doesn’t matter who starts…the Raiders defense will confuse the crap out of either one. And if it’s Foles he will no longer be without picks after this game.

  12. If you thumbs downed the need to seize the fleeting opportunity to risk a low garbage draft pick to add a young kenny britt just to see what he will do and maybe have the chance to have a young Djax maclin Britt trio down the line, thumbs down to you.

  13. Even Jaws said he saw nothing to indicate to him that Barkley can be a starter in this league. Jaws finds a way to say something positive about everyone, except Barkley. That should tell you something. I still have confidence in Foles. He looked pretty good in every game he has played in, except the Dallas game. I don’t know if the stage was too big for him or if his groin hurt a lot more than he was letting on, thinking if he played well, he could cement himself as the starter for the rest of the year, even if when Vick’s hamstring healed. I still think he is a pretty accurate passer and the only qb that should be on th Eagles roster next year.

  14. I think the Eagles should trade Desean right now. He only cares about himself. He is a very selfish player that has no effect on the games if he does not get what he wants. I am not sure I want Britt either. The problem is they need a big play receiver. If they trade Desean, they will not have one. Maclin is not the answer next year either. IDK.

  15. The number of games that either Foles or Barkley have played can be counted on your hands…anyone who can make a judgement after that little of an evaluation is full of crap. We should have cut ties with Vick, named Foles the starter and see what he can do…this was a throw-away season anyway, so at least we could have done some real talent evaluation, instead we’re staggering from one bad decision to the next.

  16. No problem. They’re playing the other team with the whack job fans. They should be OK on the road.

  17. They have to play Barkley the rest of the way out. You know what you have in Foles in that he’s AJ Feeley. There’s nothing to gain by playing him.

    Barkley is too intriguing a prospect to just let him rot. I want to see him once he gets the speed and timing of NFL defenses down. That only comes with play, and that will cut the interceptions out. And if it doesn’t, then you know what you have and don’t have. Give Barkley the rest of this throw-away season.

    But nope, the gold standard still believe they actually have a chance to “just get to the tournament”.

  18. Even Jaws said he saw nothing to indicate to him that Barkley can be a starter in this league
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    Actually if Jaws said it, he wouldn’t have said “..in this league”, he would have said ” in the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE”

  19. johnnyoclock says: Oct 29, 2013 2:08 PM

    They have to play Barkley the rest of the way out. You know what you have in Foles in that he’s AJ Feeley. There’s nothing to gain by playing him.
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    So Foles has played 9 quarters this season and Barkley has played 5…you know what you have in Foles and not in Barkley?

  20. Its obvious that the Eagles really miss Jeremy Maclin. They don’t have a viable #2 receiver alongside DeSean Jackson. Riley Cooper shouldn’t be a starting WR for any NFL team.

  21. Kastout, you must be joking. DeSean is the only recovering weapon they have. He used to be a punk, but has matured considerably in the last few years.

    As for Foles, there is now way he’d play regardless of his Dallas performance. You think they wanted to put Bick back in? Come on.

  22. Funny how people say ‘oh he’s from usc he’s a crap QB.’ Matt cassel Carson Palmer Matt Barkley are still in the nfl. Granted usc has yet to produce a Tom Brady type of QB but having 3 qbs in the league says something, while other top programs can’t say that, like Florida for example

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