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Mon, 20 May 2013 12:18:06 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles received 21 snaps with the first-team offense during organized team activities Monday, May 20, while QB Michael Vick received 15 snaps.
Fantasy Tip: Foles and Vick have been splitting work with the starting offense since offseason workouts have begun. Foles likely would be a weak backup in fantasy leagues if he wins the job. Vick would be a borderline fantasy starter or a solid backup if he wins the job.
Sun, 19 May 2013 12:05:23 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said head coach Chip Kelly has helped him with his ball security by showing him a new way to hold the ball. "The other day, I broke out in the pocket, and the first thing Chip told me was to tuck the football," Vick said. "So I showed him how I was running with it, and he looked at it and he knocked the ball right out of my hands. And he was like, 'Hold it like this.' And what he told me felt comfortable. I had a tighter grip on the football. That should secure that problem as long as I work on it."
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:17:27 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick looks motivated to succeed this year. "(Vick's) noticeably bigger and enthused about the offense," Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman writes. Vick was in a system that had less designed runs for him last year, but the offense under new head coach Chip Kelly could play better to his strengths with an improved offensive line. Vick took snaps with the first team during organized team activities this week, and he's the favorite to start in Week 1 over QB Nick Foles.
Fantasy Tip: Vick will see some competition from Foles, but it appears to be Vick's job to lose during training camp. Kelly's new scheme should make the most of Vick's mobility and playmaking abilities, but his production will hinge on whether he can reduce his turnovers and stay healthy. With a late-round pick, he's worth gambling on as a QB2.
Mon, 13 May 2013 12:04:22 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles split reps with the first-team offense during organized team activities Monday, May 13.
Fantasy Tip: Vick and Foles likely will be involved in a competition for the starting quarterback job leading up to the start of the regular season. Vick would be a borderline fantasy starter or a solid backup if he wins the job while Foles would be a weak No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback if he won the job. Matt Barkley could also get involved in the competition at some point.
Mon, 13 May 2013 08:57:18 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is taking snaps with the first team Monday, May 13. QB Michael Vick is working with the second team.
Thu, 09 May 2013 14:10:15 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin said QB Michael Vick has gotten most of the first-team reps with QB Nick Foles getting first-team reps sprinkled in.
Fantasy Tip: No surprise here with how the snaps are being split at this point, but the real test will be how they are split in training camp and preseason games. For now, it is safe to assume Vick has the edge on the starting job, and that should be reflected on your draft boards.
Fri, 03 May 2013 14:27:23 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles could release QB Michael Vick if he does not win the starting quarterback job this season. Vick is believed to be the favorite for the job at this point.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:24:55 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel has seen his draft stock soar of the final week heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, and he was considered a second-day pick that could fall into the third or fourth round a few months ago. The Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets have shown interest and they all pick within the first 15 picks. "They want me pretty bad," Manuel said of the Eagles. Manuel would be an extreme reach for Philadelphia's fourth overall pick, though, since they already have QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles on roster. However, some analysts think Manuel will be gone by the Eagles' 35th overall pick in the second round. The Jets also have two first-round picks, the Browns pick sixth overall and the Bills have the eighth selection.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 05:58:12 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he has added nine pounds this offseason under new head coach Chip Kelly's training regimen. "All muscle," Vick said. "I want to be strong all year."
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 05:40:31 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said new head coach Chip Kelly's offensive scheme is refreshing. "It's great, it's awesome," Vick said. "It's (like) nothing I've ever seen before as an offense. We do a lot of things that just put the ball into guys' hands and let them make plays." Vick added the offense has worked on a lot of read-option plays during their minicamp.
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