Michael Vick Expected To Start Sunday Against Dolphins

Michael Vick is expected to start against the Dolphins in Week 14 after missing three consecutive games with a rib injury.

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Michael Vick Injury: Eagles QB Expected To Start Week 14

After missing the last three weeks with a rib injury, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick continued to practice on Wednesday and, barring a setback, will start on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Vick has completed over 60 percent of 300 pass attempts for 2,193 yards with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, using his legs to add 535 yards on the ground. Vick's slight build has made him prone to big hits from defenders that have knocked the four-time Pro Bowler out of the starting lineup.

The Eagles have gone 1-2 during Vick's most recent absence, dropping to 4-8 and are all but officially eliminated from the post-season. The rib injury also has Vick thinking more about self-preservation.

"Sliding. Getting down," Vick said in regards to what he can do to avoid further injuries. "I've made my mind up. There's going to be times when I can't get the extra yards. I gotta get down. I get too caught up in the game sometimes, but that leads to me being sidelined, not being accountable for the team on Sunday."

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Michael Vick Injury: Eagles QB Ruled Out For Thursday Night Football

The Philadelphia Eagles have ruled Michael Vick out for Thursday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks. Vick injured his ribs in Week 10 and has yet to see the field since then. His backup, Vince Young, has gone 1-1 in those two games.

The Eagles are in a do-or-die mode right now at 4-7 (and maybe/probably already dead) so Vick must really be in bad shape if he's not playing. That said, he hasn't been practicing this week so the fact he's been ruled out really shouldn't come as a huge surprise. It was reported early in the week he was unlikely to play.

Interestingly, Vick was ruled questionable last week, yet this week he's ruled out a day before the game.

Young comes off an average performance against the Giants in Week 11 (and one great drive) and the following week he threw for 400 yards (mostly in garbage time) in a loss to the Patriots

The odds on the game haven't been posted at many places because of the Eagles murky quarterback situation but, as usual, we'll say the Eagles have enough talent to beat their opponent -- it's just a matter of actually doing it.

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