November 5, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) walks off the field following a loss to the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Easgles 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Philadelphia Eagles Announce Michael Vick Still Not Cleared For Contact

The Philadelphia Eagles announced today that quarterback Michael Vick did not pass his ImPACT concussion test and will not be cleared for practice on Thursday.

With Vick not able to practice again, it will be the third week that rookie Nick Foles gets the start at quarterback.

The common belief by many close to the Eagles organization is that Philadelphia plans to keep Vick on the bench until the end of the season, when he will likely be released. For the Eagles and Vick, the concussion is a convenient excuse to demote Vick without having to officially move him down the depth chart.

Foles will be able to audition for the Eagles starting job next year over the final weeks of the season.

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