Mike Vick warmed up with the Eagles on Tuesday at practice. What that means about his recovery from a hamstring injury remains to be seen. Vick jogged onto the NovaCare Complex practice fields wearing a helmet and his red No. 7 practice jersey and warmed up with the team for the periods of practice that were open to the media.
Vick appeared to be wearing sneakers instead of cleats but participated in stretches and some passing drills. He generally seemed to be moving around well and did some light jogging. It’s unknown how much Vick will participate in the rest of practice, which is closed to the media. It’s still very unlikely that Vick can suit up for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers in Tampa.
Several new outlets Monday, including CSNPhilly.com, reported that Vick wouldn’t be able to play by Sunday, citing unnamed league sources. On Monday, head coach Chip Kelly called Vick “day to day” and didn’t expect Vick to practice Tuesday. Backup quarterback Nick Foles, who replaced Vick against the Giants and threw two touchdowns, is preparing to start against Tampa. The team isn’t required to issue an injury report until after Wednesday’s practice, but Vick and Foles are each scheduled to talk to reporters after Tuesday’s practice.
Vick pulled his hamstring in the second quarter Sunday against the Giants on a 13-yard run out of bounds. He stayed in the game but then left after the first play of the next series and didn’t return.