FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Eagles coach Andy Reid figures Michael Vick will be ready for the regular season even if he misses Philadelphia’s two remaining exhibition games.
At least he wouldn’t get hurt again.
For his second consecutive game, Philadelphia’s star quarterback lasted just six plays then went for X-rays, this time on his ribs. They were negative, just as they were on his left thumb 11 days earlier.
“I’d probably like to see him play a little bit more, but he’s got enough experience,” Reid said after the Eagles beat the New England Patriots 27-17 on Monday night.
Tom Brady sat out the game for the Patriots (No. 2 in the AP Pro32). The New England quarterback figures to play Friday night in the team’s third preseason game, at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Other healthy starters, including wide receivers Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork and linebacker Jerod Mayo, were held out of the game.
That gave players trying to make the team more time on the field. Continue reading