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Jets Sign Vick, Release Sanchez

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets made yet another move at quarterback on Friday, this time releasing Mark Sanchez and signing Michael Vick to replace him. The team confirmed the news on Twitter, posting a picture of Vick signing his new contract. The contract is believed to be a one-year deal worth approximately $5 million.

Sanchez, who received the brunt of criticism over the past two seasons, was owed a $2 million roster bonus on Tuesday if he remained with the team. A first round draft pick in 2009, Sanchez helped lead the team to consecutive AFC Championship games in his first two seasons. Since then, Sanchez has seen his playing diminished due to injury as well as the addition of extra players competing for time.

In 2012 the Jets signed polarizing quarterback Tim Tebow to be Sanchez's backup before drafting Geno Smith in the 2013 NFL Draft. Smith would go on to be the starter after Sanchez injured his shoulder in the preseason, forcing him to miss the entire year.

Vick, widely regarded as the best free-agent quarterback, joins the third team of his career after playing for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009 to 2013. Vick missed nine of his last 32 games with the Eagles with various injuries. The 33-year old is now reunited with Marty Mornhinweg, the Jets offensive coordinator, who coached the signal caller for four seasons in Philadelphia.

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Adrian Peterson Encourages Vikings to Sign Michael Vick

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is lobbying for the organization to sign Michael Vick once free agency begins next week.

The six-time Pro Bowler believes Vick is the missing piece to the Vikings playoff chances.

"@MikeVick would intently make the vikings a playoff team!" Peterson wrote in a Twitter message late Wednesday night.

Vick started six games for the Eagles last season and was beat out by Nick Foles for the starting job late in the season after a hamstring injury.

The Vikings hired Norv Turner during the offseason as their new offensive coordinator and Christian Ponder is the only quarterback under contract.

Vick has not started more than 13 games since 2006.  Free agency begins on Tuesday.

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Foles Named Eagles Starter for Rest of the Season

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly named Nick Foles the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season on Tuesday.

Foles took over the quarterback job when Michael Vick was injured October 6th with a hamstring injury. Since then, Foles has led the team to five wins in six games. The 24-year-old Foles also set an NFL record in November with a passer rating of 152.8, the highest rating any quarterback has ever had in a month.

Despite Foles' great play, Kelly refused to name him the full-time starter until Vick was healthy. Vick haD been medically cleared to play this week, so Kelly made a decision.

"They were both fine," Kelly said of the conversation he had with both quarterbacks. "They understand the situation. Mike wants to contribute any way he can. That's the type of guy he is. Great teammate, great leader. He's been great for Nick, in terms of helping him develop. We've got a good situation. We've got two quarterbacks who can win games in the NFL, and you need both of them."

The Eagles (6-5) will attempt to win their fourth straight on Sunday when they take on the Arizona Cardinals (7-4) in Philadelphia.

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Kelly Won't Declare Foles Full-Time Starter Despite Record-Tying Week

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite tying an NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes in the Philadelphia Eagles' win over the Oakland Raiders Sunday, quarterback Nick Foles has not been named the Eagles' long-term starter.

Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly wouldn't say Monday who the starting quarterback would be once Michael Vick comes back from his hamstring injury.

"I think you're more worried about it than he is, so....That's what I think," Kelly told the media when asked how he would possibly tell Foles he isn't the starting quarterback.

Vick was originally hurt Oct. 6 against the New York Giants. He missed two games before starting Oct. 27 against the Giants. Vick played nine plays in that game before reinjuring the hamstring.

Vick is still hampered by the injury.

"They told me his leg is still sore and he can't go tomorrow (for Tuesday's practice)," Kelly said.

Foles is 2-1 as a starter this season for the Eagles (4-5).

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Nick Foles Named Starter Against Oakland

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Eagles will go with Nick Foles on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

Foles suffered a concussion on Oct. 20 against the Dallas Cowboys, but was cleared to play on Monday and practiced on Tuesday.  Rookie Matt Barkley will serve as the backup in place of the injured Michael Vick.

"Nick did really well," Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said. "I know he was cleared, but we needed to see him. I was really happy with how Nick practiced yesterday.

"One of the good things about practicing on Tuesday is you can get your eyes on people who have been out. Nick did a really good job and Nick will be our starting quarterback this week," he continued.

Vick's hamstring flared up again in the first half during their loss to the Giants on Sunday.  Kelly would not name Foles the starting quarterback for next week's game.

"I am going to make the determination who our quarterback is on a weekly basis, first and foremost based on health," Kelly said. "In the ideal world, Mike's the healthiest in the world, Nick's the healthiest in the world, Matt's the healthiest in the world. Let's get to that point and we'll have a conversation."

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Michael Vick Expected to Start Against Giants

Rob Carr/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is expected to start on Sunday against the New York Giants. 

Vick practiced with the first team on Tuesday, but has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.

"I'm giving everything I've got, no holding back," Vick said on Tuesday.  "I never go out in the game and limit myself to what I can do.  I've really made up my mind to play that way.  We'll see I'm excited about having the opportunity to play this week if that's what it calls for."

Vick suffered the injury on Oct. 6 against the Giants and head coach Chip Kelly isn't taking any chances if his quarterback shows signs of being unable to give 100 percent.

"I'm not going to put Mike out there if Mike can't be productive," Kelly said Monday. "That can't change just because someone else got hurt."

Nick Foles, who suffered a concussion against the Cowboys on Sunday, did not practice on Tuesday.

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Vick Feels Another Week of Rehab Could Help

Rich Schultz /Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles may not have a quarterback least not for another week.

Michael Vick has missed most of the team's last two games with a hamstring injury and it seems he may need some more time to heal.

"I feel it getting better," Vick said. "It's just when I try to burst, that knot is still there. I think another week of rehab can put me in position where I can start gaining some confidence in it and doing things I normally do....It can be re-aggravated quickly. Because mine is up so high, and the way I run, I've got to take precautions. I can't overdo it. If I do, it can be another two to three weeks."
The Eagles are 2-0 since Nick Foles took over for an injured Michael Vick in the Eagles Week 5 win over the New York Giants.
Foles performance in the two wins has created debate whether he or Vick should be the team's starter.

Vick was active for last Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but would have only played in an emergency.
This Sunday the Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys. The winner will take over sole possession of first place in the NFC East.

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Foles Leads Eagles to 31-20 Win over the Buccaneers

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Their might just be a quarterback controversy in Philadelphia as backup Nick Foles helped lead the Eagles to a 31-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

With the win, the Eagles improved to 3-3 on the season while the Buccaneers have yet to win a game, as they fell to 0-5.

Foles completed 22 of 31 passes for 296 yards. He also threw three touchdowns, ran for another score, and didn't throw a single interception.

Starting for the injured Michael Vick, Foles has shown he can adequately run Chip Kelly's offense agaisnt a Buccaneers defense that was ranked fourth in the NFL coming into the game.

Running back LeSean McCoy had 116 rushing yards along with 55 receiving yards. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson had six catches for 64 yards, and scored two touchdowns for the first time in the NFL career.

Meanwhile, Buccaneers rookie quarterback Mike Glennon complted 26 of 43 passes for two touchdowns and an interception. Running back Doug Martin had 67 rushing yards on 16 carries.

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Broncos Soar Past Eagles 52-20

Steve Nehf/ The Denver Post (DENVER) --  Peyton Manning threw for 327 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Denver Broncos to a 52-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Manning threw two TDs each to Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker, helping the Broncos score more points than they ever had in their 54-yard history.

It was just another day at the office for Manning, who's 16 touchdown passes are the most in the first month of a season, breaking the previous record of 14 held by Don Meredith and Kurt Warner.  He is also yet to throw an interception this year.

Trindon Holliday returned a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown for his sixth return touchdown in 21 career games.  Denver won its 15th straight regular season game.

The Eagles dropped to 1-3 on the season with the loss.

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Chiefs Top Eagles in Andy Reid's Return to Philadelphia

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles offense put up 431 yards, but that couldn't make up for five turnovers, as the Kansas City Chiefs upended the Eagles 26-16, in Chiefs coach Andy Reid's return to Philadelphia.

Reid, who coached the previous 14 seasons in Philly, received a standing ovation from the crowd before kickoff.

"I appreciate the fans and the support they gave me," Reid said. "That was kind of them."

As for the game, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was intercepted on his third pass of the game, the first of his three turnovers, and was sacked six times, 4 1/2 times by linebacker Justin Houston, in the loss. 

Kansas City (3-0) scored on that first interception when safety Eric Berry returned the pick 38 yards for the score. 

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 22 of 35 passes for 273 yards in the win. Seven of those completions went to receiver Donnie Avery, who managed to gain 141 yards on those receptions. 

LeSean McCoy continued to have early season success rushing for 158 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

Philadelphia (1-2) has now lost two straight. 

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