Mike Vick often refers to himself as Superman.
So, was there really ever any doubt about him returning to the field this week against the Giants, just one week after sustaining a slight concussion?
Vick was a full participant in Thursday’s practice, as he threw passes to assistant coaches and jogged around with teammates.
The Eagles announced that Vick was evaluated and cleared by an independent neurosurgeon, allowing him to return to football activities. However, coach Andy Reid wouldn’t say whether Vick will start Sunday’s game.
Vick didn’t meet with the media and headed right for the trainer’s room following practice. His teammates said the quarterback looked fine.
“He made all of the right throws and he looked like himself,” receiver Jeremy Maclin said. “I think he’s in good shape.”
“Mike Vick is Mike Vick. We’re happy he’s back,” said running back LeSean McCoy.
Before practice, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg told reporters that Vick had been in “mostly every meeting” this week and told the coaching staff that he wants to play.
“He has a great mentality, he looks great so we’ll see,” Mornhinweg said. “Like you said, it’s not quite all in his hands, so we’ll see.”