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Source: Vick Out as Starter in Philly, Foles to Start on Sunday vs. Redskins


After suffering a concussion on Sunday that forced him to miss the remainder of the game, Michael Vick won’t be cleared to return to the starting gig in Philadelphia as the reigns have been handed over to rookie backup Nick Foles. It was reported on Monday that Vick had suffered a “pretty significant concussion” after his head bounced off the turf following a big hit in the Eagles loss to the Cowboys.

It is this injury that will keep Vick out next week, as the severity of the concussion is likely to lead independent physicians to rule Vick ineligible to play against the Redskins on Sunday.

Of course, after blindly backing Vick for all these weeks, Andy Reid is now Nick Foles biggest supporter.

“I’ve got confidence that Nick will do a nice job, if given that opportunity,” Reid said Monday. “Listen, I get excited for every game, but if the kid has an opportunity to start, I’m excited to see him play.”

Reid has good reason to back Foles, as the direction this season takes under the rookie is likely going to dictate where Reid coaches next season. His job had been in serious jeopardy that last few weeks, and it was said in the preseason that an 8-8 record would be enough to fire the long time coach and most of his staff.

Eagles fans are finally getting hat they clamored for all these weeks of losing, Nick Foles as the starter. Despite the loss on Sunday, Foles came in and threw for 219 yards and touchdown which is encouraging, but the Eagles are going to want more. It’s interesting to note that Vick came into the starting job by way of an injury to Kevin Kolb a few years ago, and Vick has lost that very same job — at least for the time being — due to an injury to him.

Thus is the circle of life in the NFL.

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