Vick: 'I'm not playing this week'

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick beat coach Chip Kelly to the punch Thursday by confirming that he will not play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Although Vick was not expected to be ready because of a hamstring injury, Kelly said before practice Thursday that he had not ruled out Vick.
Vick ended the drama later in the day.
"No, I'm not playing this week," he said. "Not this week."
Vick pulled a hamstring Oct. 6 game against the New York Giants. He was activated for last Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but did not play.
Nick Foles, who was named NFC offensive player of the week, will start for the second straight week.
"I just can't rush it," Vick said. "I came out and tried to push it a little bit, tried to run a little faster. I was able to do that, but at the same time, I don't want to push it too much. I want to let things happen naturally."
It is unclear who will start once Vick is healthy. Kelly recently said that Vick will remain the starter but this week said he is evaluating "everything."
When asked if a player can lose his job to an injury, Kelly said, "I think it all depends on the individual situation.
Foles completed 44 of 66 passes for 470 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in two games against Dallas last year.
Third-stringer James Casey was out with a groin injury last week but is practicing this week. Vick's active or inactive status will be a game-day decision.