Something weird is going on in Philly.
On Thursday, quarterback Mike Vick declared himself to be out for Sunday against the Cowboys, due to a hamstring injury suffered 12 days ago. On Friday, however, the team officially called him questionable.
So how can Vick be 50-50 to play (which is what questionable means) if he says he’s out?
One possible explanation is that Vick is wrong about the severity of his injury. The other more likely explanation is that the Eagles have opted to stick with their plan to list Vick as questionable until he’s able to play, which will keep their opponents guessing regarding his actual status.
At a certain point (perhaps now), the Eagles are violating the league’s rules regarding the reporting of injuries. At a certain point (perhaps now), Vick is trying to ensure that opposing defense will be prepared to face Nick Foles, which could keep Foles from being effective enough to keep the job once Vick is healthy.