Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick missed last week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys with a left hamstring injury he suffered in Week 5. Nick Foles, who also started in the place of Vick in Week 6 and played an excellent game against a dysfunctional Bucs team, played a horrible game before suffering an injury. Third-string QB Matt Barkley looked solid in relief, but it isn’t ideal for the Eagles to play the rookie out of USC much this season.
Philly.com’s Les Bowen reports that Michael Vick will tell reporters whether or not he will start following today’s practice, and a source told Bowen that he is expected to announce that he is healthy enough to play. The hamstring injury will keep Vick from being 100%, but he is expected to play through the pain. This will enable the Eagles to avoid starting a rookie QB, and it will also give the Philadelphia Eagles and even better chance to win against the rival New York Giants.
Vick is reportedly trying to rehab as hard as possible in order to play this week, and the Eagles need him more now than they did before after Foles was injured. He also didn’t look good before the injury, and it is clear that Vick gives this team the best chance at winning. Not only does he fit Chip Kelly’s scheme better, but he’s also the more consistent passer. This isn’t the first report stating that Vick is expected to play, so that’s excellent news for Eagles fans; it sounds like we’ll hear his decision a bit later today.