|Michael Vick out, backup Nick Foles ‘excited’ to start for Eagles on Sunday||11.16.12 at 10:35 am ET|
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted Friday that Nick Foles will start in place of Michael Vick when the Eagles take on Washington on Sunday.
Vick is out with post-concussion issues following the Cowboys game last week. Vick did not practice all week and was suffering from headaches. Doctors did not clear him to play this week.
After relieving Vick during last Sunday’s game, Foles practiced with the first team all week, taking snaps in preparation for his first career start.
“I’m ready,” Foles said on Wednesday. “I’m excited to just play again. Like I said before, my prayers are with Mike, I just want Mike to be healthy. But it’s my time to go out there and just play and do everything I can for this team and help in any way possible.”
|Eagles QB Michael Vick misses Wednesday’s practice, Week 11 status uncertain||11.14.12 at 7:34 pm ET|
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick did not practice on Wednesday but has not been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Redskins.
Vick suffered a concussion in the second quarter of a 38-23 loss to Cowboys this past Sunday and his availability this week is uncertain.
ESPN reports that a source has said backup Nick Foles will, in fact, make the start on Sunday, but the team has not confirmed.
Foles, a rookie, took first-team snaps at Wednesday’s practice and would make his first career start if Vick has to miss the game.
Foles was 22-of-32 for 219 yards with a touchdown and an interception after replacing Vick. The Eagles couldn’t muster a win, though, and dropped their fifth straight game.
Eagles coach Andy Reid offered little insight into Vick’s condition but said he was resting.
“Michael’s in a good place,” Reid said. “He’s hurting a little bit from the concussion, but he’s in a good place. I haven’t tried to overburden him right now.”
The Eagles and Redskins are tied for last place in the NFC East.
|Eagles coach Andy Reid ‘still evaluating’ team after firing defensive coordinator||10.17.12 at 5:12 pm ET|
In an attempt to strengthen his 3-3 Eagles, coach Andy Reid replaced his defense coordinator and is considering more changes going forward.
Reid fired Juan Castillo on Tuesday and promoted secondary coach Todd Bowles. It was the first time Reid dismissed a coach midseason in his 14 years in charge. The move came after the Eagles blew a 10-point lead to the Lions with 5:18 remaining this past Sunday.
Interestingly, Reid did not rule out additional changes to his coaching staff.
“Please understand that offense, defense and special teams right now, we need to get better,” Reid said. “I’m going to continue to work through that and it’s my responsibility to do that. I’m just bringing this to you because this is what’s happened so far. I’m still evaluating.”
Reid, however, did affirm that he would be sticking with quarterback Michael Vick.
“As I sit here today, Michael’s the starting quarterback,” Reid said.
The Eagles have a bye this weekend before taking on the Falcons in Week 8.
|Michael Vick to launch clothing line||07.11.12 at 3:34 pm ET|
The image-rehabilitation process continues for Michael Vick.
The Associated Press reports that the 30-year-old quarterback is launching a sports clothing line called V7 to be sold exclusively at sporting goods chain Modell’s.
Vick spent 18 months in federal prison after being convicted of bankrolling a dogfighting ring. He was released in 2009 and has since re-signed endorsement deals with Nike and added other endorsements for companies such as MusclePharm Corp.
He also has since spoken out against animal cruelty.
The clothing line focuses on athletic clothing such as T-shirts, shorts and tank tops. Part of the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia.
Vick led the Eagles to a 10-6 record and an NFC East title in 2010, and was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year. After signing a $100 million contract that offseason, Vick struggled with injuries and inconsistent performance in the 2011 season.
|Will the Eagles move Asante Samuel?||02.11.12 at 3:03 pm ET|
Former Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel could be on the move again.
Samuel, 31, is due to make $9.4 million in 2012, the fifth season of the six-year contract for roughly $57 million he signed with the Eagles after the 2007 season. The Philadelphia Daily News reports that “the widespread assumption is that Samuel will be traded, although the Eagles certainly have not said so.” The Eagles have both Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at corner, and so Samuel might represent an unneeded luxury item, in which case the four-time Pro Bowler (who missed the final games of this year due to injuries) could be traded (or, presumably, cut).
Samuel, who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Patriots, recorded 34 tackles and three interceptions in 2011. It was the cornerback’s lowest interception total since 2005.
|Report: Randy Moss gets offer from Eagles after filing retirement papers||08.03.11 at 11:01 am ET|
After filing his retirement papers, Randy Moss has been offered a one-year deal from the Eagles, according to the Boston Herald.
Just because Moss might have filed his retirement papers does not mean that he cannot come out of retirement and return to the NFL.
Moss had a disappointing 2010 season playing for the Patriots, Vikings and Titans. With the three teams combined Moss had 28 receptions for five touchdowns. Three of the touchdowns came with the Patriots.
Last month, agent Joel Segal said his client was in “freakish” shape and ready to return to the “old Randy Moss.”
|Rob Ryan calls Eagles ‘all-hype team’||08.02.11 at 9:00 am ET|
Somebody’s taking a page out of his twin brother’s book.
Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, brother of loud and proud Jets head coach Rex Ryan, took a shot at the Eagles following a Monday practice. The Eagles added Pro Bowl cornerbacks Nnamdi Asmoguha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie during this abbreviated offseason as well as defensive end Jason Babin and quarterback Vince Young. That led Young to call Philadelphia a “dream team.”
In reference to his team’s newest defensive linemen (Marcus Spears, Kenyon Coleman and Jason Hatcher), Ryan told the Fort Worth Star Telegram, “I’ve got three bullies over there waiting for Thursday. These are proven players, and that’s what we need. I don’t know if we win the all-hype team, I think that might have gone to somebody else, but we’re going to beat their ass when we play them.”
Ryan never confirmed that the “all-hype team” was in fact the Eagles but the Star Telegram notes that it was easy to read between the lines of the above quote.
Rex Ryan had been a little more forth-coming in telling reporters Monday that he was “challenging the league” to beat the Patriots.
|Report: Eagles expect DeSean Jackson to end holdout this week||08.01.11 at 1:24 pm ET|
Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to end his holdout and report to training camp this week, a league source told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio Monday. Jackson is in the final year of his four-year rookie deal, making a base salary of $565,000.
Eagles president Joe Banner said Monday he does not know when Jackson will report to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., for camp.
“He has not indicated that he intends to be in here imminently, but I would be the last one he’d tell that to because he does not want me to know his plan,” Banner said on WIP Radio in Philadelphia.
Jackson will be fined $30,000 every day he misses training camp starting Thursday.
Jackson has caught over 1,000 yards twice in his first three NFL seasons. A two-time Pro Bowler, he led all receivers with 22.5 yards per catch last season.
|Eagles QB Kevin Kolb to Arizona?||07.27.11 at 5:48 pm ET|
Michael Vick has returned to stardom, and for that reason, Kevin Kolb is taking a one-way ticket out of Philadelphia.
The fifth-year quarterback appears to be headed to the Cardinals, in exchange for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a draft pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal is expected to happen by the end of the week.
Kolb started five games for the Eagles last season, before Vick returned to full form. The 26-year-old threw for 1,197 yards in 2010 with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.
|Michael Vick lands first commercial endorsement since release from prison||12.15.10 at 2:48 pm ET|
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick landed his first commercial endorsement since his release from federal prison on dog fighting charges. The ad endorsement is with Woodbury Nissan, USA Today reports.
The commercial shows Vick running around the showroom in his No. 7 Eagles jersey, assisting showroom dealers and aiding in signing deals, as well as giving mock press conferences.
Executive manager of the dealership Tom McMenamin said that it is “100 percent Vick’s first endorsement since he was released from prison.”
Vick leads all voting in the Pro Bowl ballots. Vick has thrown for 2,513 yards and 17 touchdowns this season with a 104.3 passer rating.
Here’s the video of Vick’s commercial endorsement.
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