Nick Foles is the man out front as preparation for Dallas begins.
Michael Vick was on the field at the start of practice Tuesday but is still nursing a hamstring injury. Pat Shurmur suggested that Foles will be taking the first-team reps to start the week. What he said next was interesting.
“I can probably answer some of the [questions] that are going to come along here. Coach Kelly will address those issues about who the quarterback is when both of them are healthy. At this point we’ll go with Nick, and when Mike’s healthy we’ll have that discussion.”
That is different then saying, “when Mike’s healthy he’s our guy.” There is a discussion to be had, apparently.
If you notice, the conversation is changing. Chip Kelly, when asked following the Giants game if Vick is the starter when healthy, firmly responded, “Yes.”
On Monday when asked if that is still the case, Kelly said: “Until we know what the health is I’m not saying what anybody or anybody is.”
For now, the quarterback decision is based on health. How about when Vick’s hamstring is all healed up? That’s where the intrigue lies.
Davis discusses Chung’s injury
Billy Davis also spoke with the media Tuesday and provided some information on the nature of Patrick Chung‘s injury. He said that “it’s a nerve thing” in Chung’s bad shoulder, and that the safety has been having it looked at by the doctors over the last couple days.
Chung, after missing the previous two games, left early against the Bucs after aggravating the injury.
“We tested it and it failed the test,” said Davis. “There’s a lot of pain involved so right now he’s getting a couple different things looked at so we’ll see. We’ll go day-to-day with Patrick and see how it’s coming along.”
Last week Davis described the injury as “unique.”
“It’s a wild card when you’re dealing with the kind of injury he has.”
Earl Wolff will play alongside Nate Allen if Chung can’t go.
Jason Peters (shoulder) and Chris Polk (shoulder) were on the field to start practice but appeared to be limited participants.