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Eagles’ Vick practices, may play on Sunday

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POSTED October 8, 2013 9:20 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Don’t rule Michael Vick out just yet.

Two days after injuring his left hamstring, Vick was back on the field Tuesday. He threw and jogged, though he didn’t participate in team drills during practice.

“I was surprised I was able to throw and throw with such velocity,” Vick said. “I feel a lot better than I did on Sunday. Sunday was kind of agonizing. It was tough. It was tough to deal with but I’m glad with where I’m at today.”

Vick left late in the second quarter of Philadelphia’s 36-21 win at the New York Giants after pulling his hamstring running out of bounds on a 13-yard scramble. Nick Foles came in and threw two touchdowns, sparking a debate over who should start for the Eagles (2-3) this week at Tampa Bay (0-4).

If Vick is healthy, he’s the No. 1. But coach Chip Kelly left open the possibility that Foles could win the job if he plays and performs well.

“My expectation is to work great (in practice), get a lot of work in, study the film, and whatever it is on Sunday, I’ll be ready,” Foles said.

Vick was excellent in the first two games, but his production dropped in the next three. He’s thrown for 1,185 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions, and has 307 yards rushing and two more scores.

“You don’t want to put yourself in a position where you can’t get back out there for two or three weeks,” Vick said. “We’re playing it smart. The coaches told me to come out and do whatever I could. I came out and threw the ball just to get a feel for what I could do. I know my body better than anybody else. You don’t want to strain it.

“You don’t want to do anything to make the injury worse.”

Foles has 246 yards passing, three scores, zero interceptions and a 122.4 passer rating in parts of two games. A third-round pick last year, Foles was 1-5 as a starter last season after Vick sustained a concussion in November. His only win was on the road against the Buccaneers.



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The maligned quarterback, who was once dubbed “The Sanchize” and drew early comparisons to Joe Namath, had season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday.

The surgery, which repaired a torn labrum, was performed by Dr. James Andrews, the team announced on Twitter and its official site. Sanchez, who hasn’t played since being injured in the third preseason game, said in a statement that he was advised by Andrews and other doctors to have surgery after seven weeks of rehabilitation.



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Team owner Jim Irsay said the running back will miss the rest of the season after opting for season-surgery on his injured neck. The former Giants star was injured two weeks ago during a game at San Francisco and had been debating whether to undergo surgery or see if he could recover with rest. Bradshaw has already been placed on the injured reserve list.

Losing Bradshaw is yet another blow to a Colts offense that had already lost three starters with season-ending injuries — tight end Dwayne Allen (hip), running back Vick Ballard (knee) and left guard Donald Thomas (quad).

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