The burning question all week long has been whether Eagles quarterback Michael Vick would be ready to go on Sunday against the Patriots, or if backup Vince Young would get the nod.
Although we won’t know for sure until Saturday night or maybe not even until Sunday, Friday’s practice may have given us a clue.
Vick sat out of Friday’s practice still nursing two injured ribs, according to the team’s official website. He has participated in “light throwing sessions and is improving every day.” That being said, he’ll have a lot of catching up to do in terms of the game plan if he is cleared to go for Sunday.
According to NFL Network’s Albert Breer via Twitter, indications are that Vick will miss this game, leaving Young as the starter.
Another notable absence on Friday was cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who hyperextended his knee on Thursday in practice. Asomugha is tied for the team lead in interceptions with three.
Receiver Jeremy Maclin also missed practice with hamstring and shoulder problems. He is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game. This could be a key injury for the Eagles, as the Patriots have been vulnerable against the deep pass at times this season. Maclin leads the Eagles with 46 receptions, 612 yards and four touchdowns.
In a bit of good news for the Eagles, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie made his return to the practice field on Friday. According to the report, this is the first time he has practiced since suffering a high ankle sprain against the Cardinals. Rodgers-Cromartie is listed as questionable for Sunday.