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Michael Vick will start for Philadelphia Eagles after bye

Vick_400 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is expected to start against the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 7, Coach Andy Reid said.

"I'm feeling better. I think I'll be fine," Vick said Sunday.

In case you're having trouble keeping track, Vick started the season as the Eagles' No. 2 quarterback behind Kevin Kolb, who became the starter after Donovan McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins over the summer.

Vick took over as starter after Kolb left Game 1 with a concussion. Vick performed so well (passing for 459 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 140 yards in six quarters) that he was named the team's permanent starter before Game 3 (a day after Reid announced that Kolb would start that game).

But Vick has not played since damaging cartilage in his rib cage during Game 4. Kolb has played well in his absence, throwing for 1,011 yards and six touchdowns.

So even though Reid has announced Vick as the starter in the team's next game, don't forget that the Eagles coach has changed his mind before.

-- Chuck Schilken

Photo: Michael Vick looks toward quarterback Kevin Kolb during practice Oct. 14. Credit: Matt Rourke / Associated Press

 
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