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Tuesday
Sep172013

Andy Reid Doesn't Want Spotlight in Return to Philadelphia

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Andy Reid will come back to the city of brotherly love for the first time since he was fired last season by the Eagles and found a job with the Chiefs on Thursday night.

His former quarterback Michael Vick has nothing but the utmost respect for Reid.

"Andy Reid is a man who will go down in history, in my book, as one of the greatest coaches of all time and one of the greatest men I've ever met," Vick said on Tuesday. "I'll never forget the opportunities given to me by this organization and by Andy Reid.  That will never change."

Reid though does not want any of the attention on him as he comes back to Philadelphia.

"This is about our football team, it's not about me, it's not a one-man show," Reid said on Tuesday.  "This will take a team effort when we play the Philadelphia Eagles."

The Chiefs are off to a 2-0 start to their season with new quarterback Alex Smith leading the way.

"I'm just happy coach (Reid) is happy," Vick said.  "I'm happy that he had an opportunity to start fresh and do what he loves doing."

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Sunday
Sep152013

Chargers Top Eagles on Last Second Field Goal

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) -- The San Diego Chargers (1-1) would not let this game slip away like they did last week against the Texans.  Philip Rivers drove the team down the field in the last two minutes to set up Nick Novak's 46-yard game-winning field goal to give the Chargers a 33-30 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Rivers tossed three touchdown passes and threw for 419 yards without throwing an interception in the victory.  Eddie Royal was the beneficiary of all three touchdowns.

"It was big for our offense to just convert on third down, trying to keep their fast-paced offense off the field, knowing how explosive they were," Royal said.

Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd was hit hard and left on a stretcher during the first play of the second half, but the team received news that he was fine after the game.

Michael Vick did all he could do with two touchdowns and 428 yards, but it was the Eagles defense who was unable to make the big play in the end.

"We made our share of plays today and I think we're going to get better," Vick said.

Philadelphia will have a short week and host the Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) on Thursday night.  San Diego will play at Tennessee (1-1) next Sunday.

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Tuesday
Sep102013

Eagles Hold On to Top Redskins in Chip Kelly's Debut

Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post(LANDOVER, Md.) -- The Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia started with a bang.

The Eagles stormed out to a 33-6 lead and then held off the Washington Redskins, 33-27 on Monday night.

Philadelphia rattled off 77 offensive plays, racking up 443 total yards and keeping Washington on its heels most of the night.

LeSean McCoy had 31 carries for 184 yards and a 34-yard touchdown scamper in the victory.

"This year was going to be one of his biggest years of his career," Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said of McCoy. "As long as he's part of this Philadelphia Eagles' team and Chip Kelly is here he's going to do some dynamic things."

As for Vick, he completed 15-of-25 passes for 203 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed for another 54 yards in the win.

The Eagles dominated the first half running 53 plays, the second-most of any team in the first half of an NFL game since 1991, and went into halftime with a 26-7 lead.

The Redskins didn't give up, scoring 20 unanswered points to make the game 33-27 with 1:14 left.

Washington proceeded to go for an onside kick, but couldn't recover allowing Philadelphia to run out the clock.

"I was just thinking here we go again," Vick said when asked about the Redskins' onside kick attempt. "It's a tough game. Football is not easy. From the outside looking in people may think it's an easy game. You can be up by 21 points with 10 minutes left and you can still lose the game."

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 30-of-49 passes for 329 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in his first game since knee surgery.

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Thursday
Sep052013

Riley Cooper, Cary Williams Scuffle at Eagles Practice 

NFL via Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) --  Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper and cornerback Cary Williams got into a fight at practice on Thursday.

The fight "required several players" to separate Cooper and Williams.  It ended with quarterback Michael Vick holding back Williams as he continued to shout at Cooper.

The incident comes just five weeks after a video surfaced on the Internet of Cooper using an offensive racial insult.  Cooper was fined, apologized to his teammates and took a brief leave of absence to seek counseling.

"Any time there's something extra on the field with Riley and another teammate or an opponent, that's the first thing that's going to come up -- especially if the guy's black," Eagles running back LeSean MCcoy said.

Cooper said after practice that his scuffle with Williams was "nothing," just two competitive teammates fighting for the same football.

The Eagles open up their regular season on Monday night against the Washington Redskins.

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Tuesday
Aug202013

Eagles Name Michael Vick Starting Quarterback

Rich Schultz /Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Eagles head coach Chip Kelly announced on Tuesday that Michael Vick will be the starting quarterback when Philadelphia kicks off the 2013 NFL season on Sept. 9, at Washington.

The 33-year-old Vick edged out second-year veteran Nick Foles with a solid training camp. In two pre-season games, he has tossed for 199 yards and has a quarterback rating of 113.2.

In 10 games with the Eagles last season, Vick passed for 2,362 yards with 12 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He suffered a concussion in Week 10, and former head coach Andy Reid decided to let Foles play en route to a 4-12 record.

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Tuesday
Jul232013

Eagles' Matt Barkley Going After the Starting Job

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Most experts feel that the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback in 2013 will be either Michael Vick or Nick Foles. But rookie Matt Barkley wanted to remind everyone that he's not going to take a backseat to anyone.

"There is an open competition. I absolutely feel like I've got to be a part of it. I've got to challenge myself, just like any other guy on the team," Barkley said.

A four-year starter at USC, Barkley was considered a top-10 pick last season before deciding to return to school for his senior season. While Barkley still put up respectable numbers, his performance, as well as the team, disappointed in terms of expectations.

As a result, Barkley fell all the way to the fourth round. Still, the Eagles decided to take a chance on him.

Meanwhile, Vick has been the team's primary starter for the past three seasons. Foles made six starts in 2012 when Vick went down due to injury.

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Wednesday
Jun122013

Who's the Eagles' Starting QB? DeSean Jackson Wants to Know

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- From the beginning of OTAs, new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has let it be known that the team will have an open quarterback competition. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson wishes Kelly would make up his mind on who it'll be.

Even though the Eagles drafted USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round of this past April's draft, the starting job seems to be a battle between Michael Vick and Nick Foles. During OTAs and minicamp, Vick and Foles and have essentially split the reps with the first team offense.

With training camp about a month away, Jackson wants to know who the starter will be.

"The team wants to know, too," Jackson told NFL Network. "We need to go into training camp prepared and know who is going to be our starting quarterback."

"To make any decisions on who someone is from wearing shorts and T-shirts, doesn't make sense to us," Kelly said.

Vick has been the Eagles' starting quarterback since 2010. Foles started six games as a rookie last season.

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Friday
May242013

Michael Vick Says He's Still NFL's Fastest Quarterback 

Rob Carr/Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) --  Michael Vick is out to prove that he is still the NFL's fastest quarterback.

The 32-year-old Vick will be 33 when the 2013 season begins, but said that he possesses more open-field speed than the likes of young quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick.

"These guys are young and they're fast and they're quick; the thing I do have is a very quick get-up," Vick said. "I really don't feel like there's a quarterback in the league who can beat me in a 40-yard dash. If somebody wants to set something up, I'll be more than glad to accept the challenge. But as of right now I'm going to say me. But Colin Kaepernick is fast and RG III is fast as well."

Vick is the NFL's career leader among signal-callers with 5,551 rushing yards.  Last season he averaged 5.4 yards per rush, the lowest total of his 10-year career.

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Thursday
Apr182013

Eagles' Michael Vick Enjoying Kelly's Offensive Plan

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- So far so good with Chip Kelly's offensive plan in Philadelphia, according to Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

Nick Foles, Dennis Dixon, and Vick took snaps for the first time at the Eagles' predraft minicamp on Tuesday and things went well.

"It's great, it's awesome," Vick said of Kelly's offensive playbook. "It's [like] nothing I've ever seen before as an offense. We do a lot of things that just put the ball into guys' hands and let them make plays."

Even with Foles and Dixon in camp, Vick still believes he is the man that will take the team back to the playoffs in 2013.

"I still feel like it's my team," he said. "I just know I believe in myself ... I believe in my abilities. I know with the right team around me I can lead this football team because I've done it before."

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Tuesday
Mar122013

Report: Eagles' Michael Vick Cancels Book Tour Due to Death Threats

Rich Schultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Michael Vicks' past is apparently still haunting him to this day. Phillymag.com reports that the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has cancelled three book-signings because he received violent threats.

Vick was supposed to sign copies of his autobiography, Finally Free, at Barnes and Noble book stores in Atlanta, New Jersey, and Exton, Pa. The events were cancelled due to threats directed towards Vick, his family, bookstore employees and property.

Before he signed with the Eagles in 2009, Vick spent 18 months in a federal prison for his role in running a dog-fighting operation. Vick bank rolled the operation and even assisted in the killing of dogs who didn't perform well.

Still, Vick has been as close to a model citizen as possible since signing with Philadelphia. He has worked closely with The Humane Society of the United States to speak out against animal cruelty. He has also made numerous appearances at local schools to talk to students about the dangers of dog fighting and getting mixed in with a bad crowd.

On the field, Vick has had an up and down career with the Eagles. He was an MVP candidate in 2010, but has been inconsistent ever since.

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