Both Mike Vick (ribs) and Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) missed practice Friday and are officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s home tilt against New England.
Vick, who hasn’t practiced in two weeks, has thrown the ball in recent days, but the quarterback is still feeling pain, according to coach Andy Reid. There is a chance he plays Sunday, but it seems to be a long shot. The team will continue to evaluate Vick up until Sunday.
“We’ve got to be smart with it, but he wears you out with wanting to play. That’s refreshing, I think that’s a good thing,” Reid said Friday. “I’ve got to listen to the experts, obviously, and listen to him, and see how he’s feeling.”
ASOMUGHA RECOVERING. High-priced, free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha also sat out Friday’s practice after hyper-extending his knee at Thrusday’s session. Even though Asomugha had to be carted off the field, the team has listed him as questionable. He was able to put full weight on his injured knee and feels pretty good, according to Reid. Asomugha still hasn’t run on it.
“He stayed in [the NovaCare Complex] and did rehab throughout practice, seems to be doing okay,” Reid said.
If Asomugha can’t go, the Eagles would most likely turn to Joselio Hanson to start with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) also listed as questionable. However, the team is very high on Brandon Hughes and could start him and keep Hanson in his traditional nickel role.
THE RUNDOWN. Receivers Jeremy Maclin (hamstring, shoulder) and DeSean Jackson (foot) also missed practice Friday, with Maclin listed as doubtful and Jackson as probable. Tackle King Dunlap (concussion) is officially out. Rodgers-Cromartie is listed as questionable.
YOUNG AT HEART. Obviously, if Vick can’t go, Vince Young will get his second straight start. Young has been running the first-team offense all week and seems even more comfortable after leading the Eagles to a victory last week.
“I just want to play the game, whatever happens,” Young said. “I’ve been preaching all week to the offense that we have four quarters to play. So if it starts off bad, have anything rough, make a mistake, put it in your past and get ready for the next series or the next play and just play hard, total four quarters and that’s all you have to do.”
Any increased expectations after last week’s success?
“My biggest thing is the same thing from last week, just go out and lead the guys and try to lead them to a victory,” Young said.