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Nick Foles back on practice field after being medically cleared

Oct 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback situation has been a mess and last week’s injury to Michael Vick hasn’t made things any easier. However, there could be some good news for the team and their fans now that Nick Foles has been medically cleared to return to practice following a concussion two weeks ago.

Foles’ clearance doesn’t automatically mean he will enter Week 9 as the starter, but at least it will be possible.

From Eagles Insider:

If Foles can’t go, the Eagles will give rookie Matt Barkley the first start of his career.

Barkley has been a disaster when he’s taken the field and has been a complete turnover machine.

He is not ready for the NFL, so rolling Barkley out as the starter would spell bad news for the Eagles chances of getting back in the win column.

Foles was also a mess in his last start, so there is no guarantee the Eagles will get quality play under center, but it is more likely with the veteran over the rookie.

Topics: Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

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