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Eagles' Vick needs another week to rehab

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said Tuesday he needs another week to rehab his hamstring injury, stating that he is not ready to run full speed.

"I feel it getting better," Vick said. "It's just when I try to burst, that knot is still there. I think another week of rehab can put me in position where I can start gaining some confidence in it and doing things I normally do. ... It can be re-aggravated quickly. Because mine is up so high, and the way I run, I've got to take precautions. I can't overdo it. If I do, it can be another two to three weeks."

Nick Foles is preparing to start on Sunday against the Cowboys.

Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur hinted that Foles may remain the starter even after Vick is cleared to return.

"Coach (Chip) Kelly will address those questions about who the quarterback is when both of them are healthy. At this point, we'll go with Nick. When Mike's healthy, we'll have that discussion," Shurmur said.

Foles started last Sunday's 31-20 victory in Tampa. Vick was active for the game, but would have played only in an emergency situation.

"If I had to go in a game, I could sit in the pocket and throw the football," Vick said. "That's like playing seven-on-seven. But seven-on-seven is kind of unrealistic on Sundays. You've got people coming at you. So being an emergency guy, that's just what I'm going to be, if that's the case."
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