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Vick To Wear Thicker Rib Padding In Opener

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick Michael Vick has decided to beef up his rib protection.

After suffering bruised ribs against the Patriots, Vick says that he will continue to wear the Kevlar padding from Unequal Technologies. He’s just getting more of it.

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Kafka Cleared For Snaps; Edwards Receives Praise

Mike Kafka has been cleared to take snaps, Marty Mornhinweg revealed Monday. There is a growing chance that his broken left hand will be healed enough to play in the Eagles’ preseason finale Thursday against the Jets.

Kafka has seen only nine snaps this preseason, and it would probably help all parties involved if the signal-caller out of Northwestern put some more on tape.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Trade an Option For Birds

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy ReidAndy Reid used the word stingy.

He was asked whether the Eagles could keep six defensive ends, and the head coach wanted to make clear that he’s not too fond of letting capable pass-rushers walk for nothing.

“There’s a chance,” Reid said. “I’m stingy when it comes to defensive linemen, so we’ve got to work the numbers and just see how all that pans out. There will be some tough decisions all the way around there.”

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Reid On Vick, Dunlap, LB Competition

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jamar Chaney.Andy Reid updated Michael Vick’s status and also offered up thoughts on roster battles at left tackle and linebacker.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Vick Third Best In the East?

John Clayton has released his quarterback rankings, and it has some good news and bad news for Eagles fans.

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Vick: I’m Trying To Do the Best I Can

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Michael VickEagles quarterback Michael Vick spoke to the media today for the first time since injuring his ribs Monday night, saying he’s at about 80 percent health.

Asked about trying to avoid injury, Vick told Robert Klemko of USA Today, “I’m trying to do the best I can. I can only do what I can do. I’m feeling better. Hanging in there. Trying to make it to September 9.”

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Examining the Vick Theories

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael VickThe most recent Michael Vick injury has brought about several theories and opinions about what exactly is going on with the Eagles starting quarterback.

Here are some arguments I’ve heard, along with thoughts on what’s valid, and what’s not.

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Vick Diagnosed With Rib Contusion

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael VickThe results for Michael Vick’s MRI and CT scan are in, and the Eagles’ quarterback has no broken bones or fractured cartilage.

The official diagnosis is a contusion of his ribs and of the soft tissue area surrounding it.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Does Vick Deserve Blame For Injury?

How much responsibility does Michael Vick bear for his rib injury? That depends on who you ask. Here’s what Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden and Andy Reid had to say.

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Vick To ESPN: We Have To Earn Everything

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael VickLocally, we hear Michael Vick talk pretty much everyday.

The Eagles quarterback answers reporters’ questions coming off the practice field or at his locker whenever he’s at the Novacare Complex.

But it’s still noteworthy when Vick goes national and is featured on a network like ESPN because it puts the spotlight on him around the country. That can be a bad thing if he isn’t careful about what he says (see: dynasty). But as he continues to work to reshape his image, it can also be a good thing.

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10 Things To Watch: Eagles vs. Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans.In no particular order, here’s what I’ll be keeping an eye on tonight when the Eagles take on the Patriots in their second preseason game.

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Kolb Fires Back At Kelly; Vick, Celek Weigh In

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael VickKevin Kolb‘s rocky start  in Arizona has not gone unnoticed by his former teammates.

“I’m going to call him tonight. That’s my boy,” said Michael Vick Saturday. “From what I hear, he needs some protection. Other than that I really don’t know. [I’m going to reach out]  just to encourage him more than anything.”

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Vegas Puts Vick Among Elite

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael VickYou won’t hear many conversations where Michael Vick is mentioned in the same breath as Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady. According to Vegas, though, Vick is among the favorites to win the MVP award in 2012.

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Mornhinweg: Vick’s Pocket Presence Will Improve

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael VickMarty Mornhinweg spent about 20 minutes this morning talking about the Eagles’ offense, and specifically, the team’s quarterback situation.

Michael Vick was on the field for just six snaps Thursday night against the Steelers – five of them pass plays. He was sacked once and injured his thumb when he slammed it against Jason Kelce’s helmet.

The offense went three-and-out twice.

“That was one of the things that I was disappointed in was our precision,” Mornhinweg said. “You saw the plays that were called were precision-type plays, and although we didn’t have many opportunities, several times it wasn’t there.”

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Practice Observations: Eagles’ Red-Zone Struggles

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy MaclinJeremy Maclin lined up to Michael Vick’s left at the 10-yard-line.

He ran a slant to the 5-yard-line, stopped, changed direction and headed to the back left corner of the end zone. Vick let go of the ball, Maclin made the catch and kept his feet in-bounds for the touchdown.

But wide receivers coach David Culley saw something he didn’t like. He wanted Maclin to make sure he sold the slant with his final steps inside. Maclin did it again later, and this time, Culley approved.