The expectation is that Michael Vick will start Sunday’s game against the Giants, but the Eagles’ quarterback said he still needs to test his hamstring out one more time on Friday.
“Just gonna take one more day and see how it feels,” Vick said. “We had a good practice today. Didn’t really have to stretch it out. Tomorrow is a run day for us so I’m gonna give it a go.”
Vick has been listed as a full practice participant each of the last two days.
Asked if not naming a starter this late in the week gives the Eagles a competitive advantage, Vick said: “This is not an issue or a situation you can play around with. I’m not up here playing games or just blowing smoke. I’m just trying to figure out what’s the best situation.”
For what it’s worth, Vick had a grin on his face when answering the previous question.
As for the game itself, Vick said the Eagles anticipate the Giants playing them like most other teams: focus on the run, play man coverage across the board and force the offense to move the ball through the air.
“I expect them to play man again,” Vick said. “That’s what we’re preparing for. Our game plan has been predicated around them playing man coverage and trying to stop what we do.”
Asked if playing at less than 100 percent will weigh on his mind when he’s on the field, Vick said: “If I’m out there, I’m full go. I’m gonna give it everything I got. Y’all know me, y’all know how I play. I don’t hold anything back, and I’m gonna give it everything I got.”
Patrick Chung (shoulder), Donnie Jones (left foot) and Cedric Thornton (knee) were limited participants in today’s practice.
Bradley Fletcher (knee), Jason Peters (shoulder, finger), Chris Polk (shoulder) and Vick (hamstring) were all listed as full participants.