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Monday
Feb112013

Philadelphia Eagles Restructure QB Michael Vick's Contract

Rich Schultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Quarterback Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a new contract for the 2013 season on Monday.  The pact could be worth as much as $10 million, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The deal -- effectively a one year deal -- replaces the six-year, $100 million contract the four-time Pro Bowler signed with the Eagles in 2011.

“I looked at his skills set first and foremost, and what he can do and how he can throw the football, how he can beat people with his feet, there is a lot of different factors he has,” Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said.  “You also have to look at what the landscape is out there for other quarterbacks.”

In 10 games with Philadelphia last season, Vick tossed for 2,362 yards with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 332 yards and a touchdown on 62 carries.

The Eagles finished in last place in the NFC East in 2012 with a 4-12 record.

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Saturday
Feb022013

Eagles DeSean Jackson Isn't So Sure Michael Vick Will Be Cut

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With new head coach Chip Kelly running the show in Philadelphia now, many assumed Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick's days with the team were numbered. But wide receiver DeSean Jackson isn't so sure of that.

Vick is due $15.5 million next season in base salary, making his status with the team shaky at best. The team may also look to further develop quarterback Nick Foles, who played well as a rookie in 2012. Still, Jackson would not be surprised to see Vick stay in Philadelphia.

"For sure I can see it," Jackson told the NFL Network. "Now that Chip Kelly is our offensive coordinator, I mean our head coach, Michael Vick I think it's a no-brainer to keep him here. It fits his playing style and what he's done perfect."

The 32-year old Vick's fourth season with the Eagles did not go how he had hoped. He played in just 10 games, but had 14 turnovers. He also completed just 58.1% of his passes. His durability has also always been a question mark as well.

Kelly is replaicng Andy Reid, who had been the team's head coach since 1999.

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Sunday
Dec302012

Giants Win, Fail to Make Playoffs

Leon Halip/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- There will be a new Super Bowl champion in 2013.  The New York Giants (9-7) did what they had to do on Sunday, crushing the Philadelphia Eagles (4-12) 42-7 for a chance to sneak into the playoffs.

New York's playoff chances ended after the Chicago Bears topped the Detroit Lions, 26-24. Eli Manning threw a career-high five touchdowns in the rout of the Eagles, but will have the offseason to think about what could have been.

This will be the seventh straight season that the defending Super Bowl champion failed to win a playoff game the following year.

The Giants were blown out the previous two weeks by the Falcons and Ravens, which didn't help their playoff chances.

Michael Vick threw for 197 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles final game of the season.  Vick may have seen his last start in Philadelphia, along with head coach Andy Reid, who both have been surrounded by questions of their return next season.

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Saturday
Dec292012

Sources: Michael Vick Won't Restructure Contract

Rich Schultz /Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will not restructure his contract with the team, according to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer on Saturday.

Vick will get the final start of the season at MetLife Stadium against the New York Giants in place of the injured Nick Foles.  The Inquirer citing a league source, reports Vick is not interested in restructing his deal, which schedules him to make $15.5 million next season.

"I can’t even see that far ahead right now," said Vick on Wednesday.  "I try to live in the present, I can’t really dictate my future as of right now, I just have to go as everything go.  I believe I have a lot of football to play."

The report by the Inquirer states that if the Eagles were to release the 32-year-old veteran quarterback by Feb. 6, they would save on the guaranteed $3 million in his deal.

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Sunday
Nov252012

Eagles ready for Panthers on Monday Night

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Carolina Panthers (2-8) will head to Philadelphia on Monday night to take on the Eagles (3-7).

The Eagles have lost six straight games coming into the NFC showdown and backup quarterback Nick Foles will get his second start of the season as Michael Vick continues to recover from a concussion.

"I'm just looking forward to going out and playing in front of our Eagles fans," said Foles.  "I don't know what to expect, I just want to go out there and play with everything I have."

The Eagles are 2-3 at home this season; the Panthers are 1-3 on the road.  Eagles head coach Andy Reid believes his team will come out fighting, despite being plagued by injuries.

"I expect the other guys to step up and play," said Reid.  "It's a great opportunity for them, that's the way you approach it.  You cut it loose and you play."

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is looking forward to the opportunity of playing on Monday night.

"Primetime game, everybody's going to be watching," said Newton.  "It's kind of the iconic stage that everyone would like to be on."

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Tuesday
Nov132012

ESPN: Eagles' Quarterback Nick Foles Expected to Start Sunday

Rich Schultz /Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles fans will get a glimpse into the future this Sunday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the team will start rookie quarterback Nick Foles against the Washington Redskins.

Foles will start in place of Michael Vick because he suffered a "pretty significant concussion" against the Dallas Cowboys, according to Eagles head coach Andy Reid.

A third-round pick out of Arizona, Foles made his NFL debut in relief of Vick and played reasonably well. He threw for 219 yards with a touchdown, but also threw an interception and had a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Despite his mistakes, Reid is excited to see what the rookie can do.

"I've got confidence that Nick will do a nice job, if given that opportunity," Reid said on Monday. "Listen, I get excited for every game, but if the kid has an opportunity to start, I'm excited to see him play."

The Eagles are in the midst of a second straight disappointing season. Despite heavy preseason expectations, the team is 3-6 and in the middle of a five-game losing streak.

Foles's first start could be ideal for him. The Redskins rank 30th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game.

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Sunday
Nov112012

Cowboys Sink Eagles, 38-23

Rich Schultz /Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Things keep getting worse for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tony Romo threw touchdown passes to Dez Bryant and Felix Jones to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 38-23 rout of the Eagles.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick had to leave the game in the second quarter with a concussion after taking several hard hits from Cowboys defenders.  Rookie Nick Foles came in for his first NFL snaps and completed 22 passes for 219 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

The game was tied at 17 headed into the fourth quarter before the Cowboys began to click on all cylinders.

It began when Dwyane Harris returned a punt return 78-yards for a touchdown for the Cowboys (4-5).  It was their first return touchdown of any kind this season.

A few plays later, cornerback Brandon Carr intercepted Foles and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown to all but ice the game for the Cowboys.

Dez Bryant had three catches for 87 yards and a score for the Cowboys.

The Eagles (3-6) have lost five straight under head coach Andy Reid for the first time in his tenure with the team.

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Monday
Nov052012

Saints Stop Eagles, 28-13

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS, La.) -- In a game between two teams desperate for a win, the New Orleans Saints stopped the Philadelphia Eagles 28-13 on Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Drew Brees passed for 239 yards and two scores, which extended his NFL-record streak of consecutive games with a passing touchdown to 51.  

Jimmy Graham caught eight passes for 72 yards and a score for the Saints, who improved to 3-5 with the win, just one week after a 22-point blowout loss to the Denver Broncos.

The Eagles (3-5) could not get into a rhythm offensively.  They had first-and-goal four times during the game and only managed six points on field goals by kicker Alex Henery.

On their first red zone trip of the game, Michael Vick was intercepted by Patrick Robinson, who returned the ball 99 yards for a touchdown.  Tight end Brent Celek also fumbled the ball in the red zone in the fourth quarter.

Vick was 22-of-41 for 272 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.  The lone touchdown strike was a 77-yarder to DeSean Jackson.  Vick was also sacked seven times by the Saints defense.

Running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 119 yards, but only managed 18 yards in the second half.

The Eagles have now lost four straight games.

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Monday
Oct292012

Eagles' Quarterback Michael Vick Admits He Might Be Benched

Rob Carr/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are off to another disappointing start to their season and quarterback Michael Vick admitted that major changes could be coming, including a quarterback change.

The Eagles fell to 3-4 and while Vick isn't the only reason the team has struggled, he's a part of the team's problem. Last week, Reid fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo and rumors have swirled since then that more changes could be on the way. Vick knows that could mean he loses his starting job.

"Obviously, he's thinking about making a change at the quarterback position," Vick told reporters after the loss. "The thing I do know, and I'll go watch the film and I'll evaluate myself, is that I'm giving us every opportunity to win."

Since Vick signed a six-year deal worth $100 million prior to last season, but he hasn't lived up to expectations. Since Vick signed his deal, the team has gone 11-12.

If Reid does decide to make a change at quarterback, the likely choice to replace Vick would be rookie and second-stringer Nick Foles. Foles has never thrown an NFL pass other than in preseason.

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Sunday
Oct282012

Falcons Rout Eagles, 30-17, Stay Undefeated

Tom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Atlanta Falcons cruised past the Philadelphia Eagles 30-17 on Sunday to remain undefeated at 7-0.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passed for 262 yards with three touchdown passes and the Falcons scored on their first six possessions in the rout.

"We like to have a lot of fun," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "We have a very mature group. We have a bunch of guys who are mentors. We're good at focusing on the task at hand. We're on point when we kick off and guys have done a good job focusing all season."

The Falcons 7-0 start marks the first time in the franchise's 47-year history.

"We're 7-0 over here baby," Former Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel said after the win. "If I was over there now, they have to go to work."

The Eagles fell to 3-4 for the season and are now 2-2 at home in 2012.

"That was an embarrassing performance," Eagles head coach Andy Reid said. "I'm stating the obvious. We need to get better. I need to do a better job. This is fixable. We have the talent."

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick finished 21 of 35 for 191 yards with a touchdown and did not turn the ball over, but was still asked about his starting job.

"Whatever decision coach makes, I support it," Vick said.  "The thing I know is I'm giving it everything I got when I step on the football field."

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