EAGLES: Notes- Vick, Andrews, more injuries

The Eagles are not wasting any time getting Vick behind center

The Eagles are not wasting any time getting Vick behind center

– In his first appearance with the Eagles organization, quarterback (and I mean quarterback) Michael Vick threw four passes during practice on Saturday. Even though Vick is taking reps behind center, Reid proclaimed that Kevin Kolb’s backup position is not in jeopardy. While it is assumed that Vick will see action in some sort of a “wildcat” formation, Kolb is still set as the No. 2 QB on the depth chart.

Reid also mentioned that he was fairly impressed with Vick’s health and fitness. Despite noting that the former Falcon needs to lose a few pounds, Reid said that he is doing a good job getting back into shape and Vick could see action as soon as the third preseason game against the Jaguars.

– Shawn Andrews claims that he is sane. He addressed the media on Saturday, claiming that he is not crazy and is trying to adjust to a new position at guard. For a complete interview and quotes, click here to read an article from Philly.com. After reading this, my personal opinion stays the same–I can’t see him playing for the Eagles any time soon. The fact that he acknowledges his depression problems and lack of performance gets me to believe that he still has a lot of time before he is game ready.

– According to head coach Andy Reid, running back Brian Westbrook is going to take part in individual drills this upcoming week. However, Westbrook will not participate in team workouts because Reid wants to slowly rehab his ankle back to full form come the regular season.

Injury Notes

– Tight end Brent Celek was diagnosed with an AC shoulder sprain during yesterdays practice. Even though he is listed as day-to-day, this is some nerve-racking news to hear to Eagles fans. Rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram is already expected to miss the season due to a torn ACL, so there is a serious lack of depth at that position.

– Defensive end Victor Abiamiri (pectoral muscle) and defensive tackle Trevor Laws (hamstring) returned to the afternoon practice on Saturday. Both members of the line missed the entire training camp due to their injuries and are expected to be ready by the regular season.

– Offensive lineman Todd Herremans will not play in Thursday’s preseason game against the Colts after acquiring a stress fracture in his foot. Also on the offensive line, Jason Peters’ quad injury is not as serious as the trainers thought to begin with and he will be back soon.


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