Oct 6, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick on the bench during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Vick has a ‘long road’ back to health


Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick left last week’s game against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury. There was some hope that Vick would be ready for today’s game, but he has been listed as questionable. Head coach Chip Kelly said it will be a game-time decision.

Vick’s comments make it sound like he is out, no game-time decision.

“Right now, still working to get back to it — get to 100 percent, you know,” Vick told Comcast SportsNet’s Derrick Gunn. “So it’s going to be a long road.”

Now, this could leave open the possibility of Vick playing at less than a 100%, but I don’t think Chip Kelly would allow that. Especially with a quality quarterback like Nick Foles behind him on the depth chart.

Kelly has said the competition for starting quarterback is always open, so he’d let Foles run the offense before trotting out a less than healthy Michael Vick.

In the win against the Giants on Sunday, Foles did well filling in for Vick. He completed 64% of his passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns. The Buccaneers defense will be a challenge, they’re in the top half of the league in pass defense and rush defense. The Eagles have the league’s top ground attack and the Bucs have a top 10 run defense. That could be a key match up.

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