Michael Vick | QB | Philadelphia Eagles
Posted: 11/17/2013 9:04pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB threw for 298 yards in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins, and he added a career-high 47 yards and one rushing score. He has started just 11 games in his career and has already exceeded a passer rating of 100 five times, each in the last six games. He has a 152.8 passer rating during his team's three-game winning streak. Since 1960, only former Dallas Cowboys QB Craig Morton had a better streak during a three-game span in 1969. Foles also has thrown 199 passes without an interception, and that is the second-longest streak in franchise history behind QB Michael Vick (224).
Huddle Up: The more Foles keeps playing well and winning, the less likely Vick will come back to start a game if everyone is healthy.
Posted: 11/12/2013 1:28pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is participating in practice Tuesday, Nov. 12. Vick is expected to be limited in practice.
Huddle Up: The Eagles haven't said as much but the more success Nick Foles has -- and he's had quite a bit with a 16-0 TD-to-interception ratio so far -- the harder it is to imagine Philly going back to Vick when healthy.
Posted: 11/11/2013 12:31am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is expected to miss another week or two because of his hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: The way Nick Foles is playing, it wouldn't be surprising to see Michael Vick's hamstring to be balky for a little while longer.
Posted: 11/8/2013 1:49pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) and LB Jake Knott (hamstring) are doubtful for Week 10. CB Bradley Fletcher (pectoral) is questionable. CB Rashad Carmichael (groin), SS Patrick Chung (shoulder), WR Damaris Johnson (ankle), OT Jason Peters (pectoral, shoulder), RB Chris Polk (shoulder, knee), DE Cedric Thornton (knee) and OG Julian Vandervelde (knee) are probable. All players practiced in full Friday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: Vick will miss his 4th game in the team's last 5 outings, giving Nick Foles a chance to follow up on his record 7-TD performance.
Posted: 11/4/2013 3:51pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) has been ruled out of the team's Week 10 game.
Posted: 10/30/2013 4:02pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick's (hamstring) second hamstring injury is not as bad as the first injury he suffered earlier in the season. Vick will likely be held out until he is completely healthy.
Huddle Up: It'll be interesting to see what the Eagles do once he gets healthy. If Nick Foles is playing well, Vick is probably not going to get a chance to start again.
Posted: 10/30/2013 12:56pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles have named QB Nick Foles (concussion) as the starting quarterback in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders. QB Matt Barkley will serve as the backup. QB Michael Vick (hamstring) will not practice this week and won't be available Sunday, Nov. 3. 'One of the good things about practicing on Tuesday is you can get your eyes on people who have been out. Nick did a really good job and Nick will be our starting quarterback this week,' head coach Chip Kelly said. Kelly also said he'll make a determination on the quarterback position on a weekly basis moving forward.
Huddle Up: This is great news for the Eagles and guys like LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson. Foles should be better than Matt Barkley, even if he was terrible his last outing.
Posted: 10/30/2013 12:12pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) had an MRI that revealed no new damage to his strained hamstring. He's out for Week 9.
Huddle Up: At this juncture it would be almost impossible to trust Vick with a fantasy start, as he's left multiple games with the same injury. Nick Foles is expected to get the start for Philly this week; after that, things are up in the air.
Posted: 10/28/2013 2:55pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he doesn't expect QB Michael Vick (hamstring) to start in Week 9 after aggravating his hamstring injury in Week 8. The team will need to see where QB Nick Foles (concussion) is at before deciding if he'll start over QB Matt Barkley.
Huddle Up: This could be the end of the road for Michael Vick as a viable fantasy starter.
Posted: 10/27/2013 9:01pm et
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) said Sunday, Oct. 27, that he felt something in his left hamstring 'pop' in the first half of the Week 8 game against the New York Giants, which is why he left early and did not return. 'I felt the same feeling that I had the first time,' Vick said. 'I don't think it's as bad, but it did pop again. I've never had a hamstring injury this bad.' Vick will have an MRI Monday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: So Vick's return to prominence was a pipe dream. It looks like this might be it for Vick if Nick Foles can come back healthy soon. You can't drop him quite yet, but he might not be worth a roster spot soon.
Posted: 10/25/2013 1:57pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8.
Huddle Up: With Nick Foles already ruled out with a concussion, there was never much doubt that Vick would return Sunday, but there is significant doubt on how effective he'll be, particularly as a runner and scrambler. That said, you may have no other fantasy choice than Vick with 6 teams on bye, but temper your expectations.
Posted: 10/23/2013 2:55pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Ground control to Major Tom. All systems are a go. Ready for liftoff.
Posted: 10/22/2013 12:27pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) will start in Week 8 against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Vick has had a couple weeks off to rest and rehab his hammy. And after last week's debacle, the Eagles may have been tempted to rush him back anyway.
Posted: 10/21/2013 12:37am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley completed 11 of his 20 pass attempts for 129 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Dallas Cowboys. He was seeing his first action with QB Nick Foles (head) being knocked out of the game and QB Michael Vick (hamstring) inactive.
Huddle Up: It looks like Michael Vick might get another crack at starting after this week.
Posted: 10/15/2013 11:26pm et
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) said he's dealing with a 'bad pull' of his hamstring and that he was only at '60, 65 percent' last week. '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.'
Huddle Up: In the meantime, if Nick Foles keeps plays like he has -- 542 passing yards, 6 TDs, 1 rushing TD -- over the past 6-7 quarters or so, Vick may find it hard to get his starting job back.
Posted: 10/14/2013 2:04pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has not announced who will start at quarterback in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, even if QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is healthy enough to play. 'We'll evaluate everything,' Kelly said after QB Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in Sunday's 31-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 'We'll see where we are, see where Mike is.'
Huddle Up: Again, you should be making alternative plans at quarterback if you are relying on Vick.
Posted: 10/14/2013 12:48am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles threw for a career-high three touchdowns and he ran for another in the Week 6 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He started in place of the injured QB Michael Vick (hamstring). Foles completed 22 of his 31 passes for 296 yards.
Huddle Up: This could be trouble for Michael Vick, whose job isn't guaranteed at this point. If you are a Vick owner, it might be best to find a contingency plan for the rest of the season if you don't already have one.
Posted: 10/12/2013 9:29pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is highly unlikely to play Week 6 and could miss multiple weeks because of his hamstring injury. Vick was limited during practice this week but did not really during the ball.
Huddle Up: Nick Foles will start Sunday against Tampa Bay and beyond should Vick be out for an extended period of time. Foles looked good against the Giants' dreadful defense but he'll face a much tougher test this week versus Tampa Bay.
Posted: 10/11/2013 8:59pm et
Updating a previous report, it is doubtful Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) will play in the team's Week 6 game due to a hamstring issue. Vick did put in a full practice Friday.
Huddle Up: Nick Foles is set to make his 7th career start and first of the season against the winless Bucs after mopping up nicely for the injured Vick in Week 5.
Posted: 10/9/2013 1:32pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is in full pads for the start of practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: This is the second consecutive day of practice for Vick. It will be interesting to see if he can play, but don't put money on it. It's safer to stick with an alternative than roll with Vick against the Buccaneers this week.
Posted: 10/8/2013 7:15pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) was surprised at how much work he was able to accomplish in practice Tuesday, Oct. 8. 'I was very surprised to be able to get out there and move around,' Vick said after limited participation. 'I was able to get some velocity on my throws. I was surprised, but I just have to keep working.'
Huddle Up: Despite his early-week progress, still look for Nick Foles to get the starting call Sunday in Tampa and possibly a game or 2 after that as well.
Posted: 10/8/2013 12:19pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is doing some throwing at practice Tuesday, Oct. 8. He's in sneakers instead of cleats and isn't expected to do much else.
Huddle Up: Vick's hamstring injury is expected to sideline him for a week or two, with Nick Foles taking over the reins in Philly.
Posted: 10/7/2013 2:29pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said QB Michael Vick's (hamstring) MRI revealed a pulled hamstring, but he does not know the grade of the injury at this point.
Huddle Up: Hopefully it's not serious, but he will be out at least this week. Keep an eye out to see what grade strain he has.
Posted: 10/7/2013 10:50am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will have an MRI on his hamstring Monday, Oct. 7, but he's likely to miss a week or two of action.
Huddle Up: Nick Foles came on in relief of Vick last week and would be in line to start for Philly in Week 6 if Vick is indeed out of the lineup.
Posted: 10/7/2013 10:25am et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Sunday, Oct. 6, that QB Michael Vick is still his starting quarterback going forward, if healthy. QB Nick Foles finished up in place of the injured Vick in Week 5 against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: What Kelly's comments fail to address is whether or not Vick will be able to play this week against the Buccaneers. Looks like Vick's fantasy owners will need to follow the injury reports all week to see if Vick's hamstring will allow him to go.
Posted: 10/6/2013 4:29pm et
Updating an earlier report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is questionable to return in Week 5 with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: He pulled up with the injury after a nice run. Too bad as he was well on his way to a big fantasy game. At least he scored a dozen or so points for you.
Posted: 9/20/2013 10:00am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick walked gingerly off the field after the last offensive play in Week 3 after he said he rolled over both of his ankles.
Huddle Up: Vick will have a few extra days to rest and recover before the Eagles get back at it in Week 4.
Posted: 9/12/2013 9:58am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick was not listed on the injury report even though he appeared to be limping toward the end of the Monday, Sept. 9, game with the Washington Redskins. Vick told media he was fine and would be ready for the game Sept. 15 against the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: One of the primary concerns with Vick is how he'll hold up this year; he's struggled to play a full 16 games in the past, and that was before taking on the additional rigors of Chip Kelly's high-octane offense. For now at least it appears to be nothing more than everyday bumps and bruises, and Vick is good to go for Philly's Week 2 tilt.
Posted: 9/10/2013 12:23am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick completed 15-of-25 passes for 203 yards and 2 TDs Monday, Sept. 9 in a season-opening 33-27 win over the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: The Eagles ran 77 plays -- 53 in the opening half -- and Vick looked very comfortable in running the fast-break attack. He also mixed in 54 rushing yards and a TD on 9 carries and looks as if he'll outplay a number of QBs drafted ahead of him if he can avoid the injuries that have cut short most of his NFL seasons.
Posted: 8/20/2013 12:23pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick was named the starter for Week 1.
Huddle Up: After Vick's performance this preseason the announcement is more formality than anything else. But making it official should bump Vick up the fantasy rankings given his upside in Chip Kelly's offense.
Posted: 8/16/2013 10:07am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick was 9-for-10 for 105 yards and an interception in the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15. The interception was on a Hail Mary pass as the first-half clock expired. QB Nick Foles was 6-for-8 for 53 yards and threw an interception in the end zone.
Huddle Up: Vick continues to thrive in Chip Kelly's offense, and while it's still a battle he appears to have a solid grip on the Eagles' starting job.
Posted: 8/9/2013 10:24pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick completed four of his five pass attempts for 94 yards, one touchdown and no interception in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 9, against the New England Patriots. The score was a 47-yard pass and catch with WR DeSean Jackson in the first quarter.
Huddle Up: Vick looked great in his first live action running Chip Kelly's offense. Nick Foles played well too - completing 5-of-6 passes for 43 yards - but after one preseason game Vick is clearly the favorite to be the Eagles' starting QB Week 1 versus Washington. Vick also represents some pretty good fantasy value at the moment with a current ADP of Round 11.
Posted: 8/7/2013 9:37pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QBs Nick Foles and Michael Vick split reps for the second straight day Wednesday, Aug. 8, in a joint practice with the New England Patriots. Foles reportedly got off to a rough start before rebounding Tuesday, Aug. 7. Vick looked a little shaky Wednesday. Both QBs have struggled at times, and they each have been holding onto the ball too long, according to the beat writers.
Huddle Up: Vick is the favorite to win the job and will start the Eagles' preseason opener Friday versus the Patriots. It's still a competition to watch but right now it appears to be Vick's job to lose if he performs well in preseason games.
Posted: 8/5/2013 5:23pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles are listed as co-starters at quarterback on the team's first depth chart.
Huddle Up: Is this like a double rainbow? What does it even mean? This is contrary to other Twitter reports that Vick is well ahead of Foles so far in training camp. Monitor how these two do in preseason games, but these kinds of shenanigans are poppycock in the fantasy community.
Posted: 7/26/2013 6:13pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick took snaps with the first team Friday, July 26, while QB Nick Foles opened with the second team and QB Matt Barkley practiced with the third team. However, Foles eventually saw some time with the first team. Head coach Chip Kelly said Vick and Foles will split first-team repetitions at the start of training camp, and the team will have a starter named by the time they begin game planning for Week 1.
Huddle Up: This will be one of the most closely-watched position battles during training camp. Early indications are it's Vick's job to lose.
Posted: 7/24/2013 12:11pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he added four pounds of pure muscle this offseason as he attempts to win the starting quarterback job. "I've been doing a lot of curls, a lot of bench press this offseason," Vick explained. "Just trying to put my body in the best position possible to withstand the hits. Everybody says I'm injury prone, so I'm trying to fight that."
Huddle Up: Vick has tended to take a lot of hits in the pass, but the emphasis in Chip Kelly's offense will be getting rid of the ball sooner to avoid the hits. We'll see if Vick's offseason workouts help him in his battle with Nick Foles.
Posted: 7/17/2013 5:39pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said he believes QB Michael Vick will beat out QB Nick Foles for the starting quarterback job during training camp. "In my opinion, honestly, I don't want to be put on the spot, I know y'all gonna do me like that, but Michael Vick's got a lot of confidence in himself. He's been there, going on 12 years in the NFL, I think he'll get the job," Jackson said. "Nick Foles is a great, great talent coming in from Arizona, actually a Pac-12 guy. He has the hype, he has the skills as well too. Going into camp, I think Michael Vick will probably be the starter, but we still don't know. I think [head coach Chip Kelly's] gonna keep everybody honest and keep everybody open."
Huddle Up: The Eagles have options, and a full preseason to test-drive Vick and Foles before having to commit to a starter for Week 1. There is certainly upside to either in Kelly's high-octane offense, so it's a camp battle fantasy footballers will be paying particularly close attention to.
Posted: 7/10/2013 1:08am et
If Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly believes in Nick Foles and the long-term potential of Matt Barkley, Michael Vick could be cut.
Huddle Up: This reasoning makes a lot of sense, and it's shaping up to be an all-or-nothing Philly training camp for the veteran Vick.
Posted: 6/7/2013 12:35am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick does not like splitting first-team reps with QB Nick Foles. 'It's tough,' Vick said, when asked about splitting the reps Thursday, June 6. 'I have to continue to be a professional and put my feelings and emotions to the side, and just continue to compete. But it's hard. I would be lying if I said it wasn't, but that's just what I have to deal with, and I'm going to keep dealing with it until I see otherwise.'
Huddle Up: The uncertainty surrounding Chip Kelly's new Philly offense seems to be getting to the soon-to-be 33-year-old, who like it or not is in the midst of a live, tightly contested QB derby.
Posted: 5/23/2013 12:11am et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick, who held onto the ball for an average of 3.07 seconds last year, will likely have to change in order to be successful in head coach Chip Kelly's new offense. Kelly, while at Oregon, preached that his quarterbacks were urged to get the ball out of their hands in 1.5 seconds. "I think there is a lot more to Michael," Kelly said back in February. "I think quarterbacks are a byproduct of their experience. But to sit here and say I understood the system that Michael's been in whether he's with the Falcons under Coach (Dan) Reeves or here, that depends on the system that you run. Some of the systems that they run they don't ask him to get the ball out quick. Do I think he can get the ball out quick? I think he's got an unbelievable release. It's up and out and it's quick." Vick has had success in his career in waiting for plays to develop down the field, but the new offense will be a stark contrast to that. To help him become ready for the new season, Vick spent time simulating running an up-tempo offense consisting of read options and even added some muscle to his frame. Vick also did some boxing training to learn how to avoid taking big hits. The early reports out of practice have been positive for Vick.
Huddle Up: Kelly's offense will be a change for just about any quarterback (Dennis Dixon being a notable exception), but indications are Vick is willing to put in the effort to make it work. Now we have to see how the battle between Vick and Nick Foles plays out.
Posted: 5/20/2013 3:57pm et
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.
Huddle Up: The assumption is that Vick is the better fit for Chip Kelly's offense, but Philly's new coach might feel otherwise--or he could just be getting a long look at Foles to determine if he's worth keeping on the roster or should be shopped around the league. Let the speculation run wild.
Posted: 5/13/2013 3:24pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is taking snaps with the first team Monday, May 13. QB Michael Vick is working with the second team.
Huddle Up: Too early to worry, but if you want to start driving Vick's value down (or Foles' value up) go ahead and sound the alarms.
Posted: 5/9/2013 10:39pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin said QB Michael Vick has gotten most of the first-team reps with QB Nick Foles getting first-team snaps sprinkled in.
Huddle Up: No big shocker here, but it's early -- early-May early -- and it's something to keep posted on as training camp nears.
Posted: 5/3/2013 9:32pm et
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.
Huddle Up: If the Eagles opt to go with a more pass-oriented attack, releasing Vick and rolling with Nick Foles and Matt Barkley would make the most sense. Right now, however, Philly's plan still appears to be operating Chip Kelly's offense with the quarterback as a running threat--which would certainly favor Vick.
Posted: 4/18/2013 5:16pm et
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.'
Huddle Up: Vick is no spring chicken, turning 33 in June, and is unable to avoid hits like he once did. Overall, he has only played a full season once in 10 NFL campaigns, so adding a little bulk might be a good idea -- no matter where's he's playing this season.
Posted: 4/17/2013 10:11am et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday, April 16, following his first practice with the team he is in no rush to name a starting quarterback for the 2013 season. Kelly wants to create competition between QBs Michael Vick, Nick Foles and even Dennis Dixon. "There wasn't one set guy that just went with the ones the entire day," Kelly said. "All those guys got an opportunity to roll through ... It's April 16, so we're not playing until next September. We're going to use the full available time for us to make a full evaluation of what it is. I think it fosters competition. I think those guys love competition. That's why they're in that position, and they know it."
Huddle Up: There's also plenty of talk that the Eagles are interested in Geno Smith in the upcoming draft, so perhaps they're getting a look at their quarterbacks in order to know which one they can deal on draft day. And since it's a new system, best for all the quarterbacks to get reps anyway. Best to let the draft dust settle before trying to figure out who'll be at the helm in Philly this season.
Posted: 4/16/2013 11:11pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles both split time taking first-team reps at the team's minicamp Tuesday, April 16, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly added that QB Dennis Dixon even got a first-team rep.
Huddle Up: It's early -- April minicamp early -- but this is one of the more intriguing fantasy storylines to follow this offseason as Kelly installs his offense in Philly.
Posted: 2/12/2013 10:38pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles will compete for the starting quarterback job next season. Kelly also did not rule out the possibility that either QB could be traded in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Unless Kelly makes big changes to his offensive scheme, Foles would seem to be an unlikely fit, fueling speculation that he could be dealt to K.C., where he'd be reunited with coach Andy Reid.
Posted: 2/11/2013 1:08pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will return in 2013 as the Eagles have restructured his deal for the upcoming season. Vick signed a one-year deal that reportedly includes a significant signing bonus and could be worth up to $10 million. Vick indicated he wants to work with head coach Chip Kelly in the new offense and is confident that he will win the 2013 starting job outright, but the new deal still only allows Vick a chance to compete for a roster spot; the Eagles can still release him before the 2013 season starts.
Huddle Up: Sounds like a win-win situation for the Eagles, who can see if the marriage between Vick and Kelly is a workable one while still hanging on to Foles as insurance. Fantasy owners still need to be wary of the situation, but the thought of Vick running Kelly's high-octane offense certainly elevates his fantasy potential.
Posted: 2/6/2013 3:19pm et
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is much bigger on the idea of staying with the team for the 2013 season than he was just a few weeks ago, after multiple meetings with head coach Chip Kelly. According to a source close to Vick, the two have had a couple meetings now, and Vick came away very high on Kelly. There are no guarantees, however, that Vick will return. Kelly is on record as saying he blames the quarterback for every sack and wants someone who will get the ball out of his hands very quickly, which is not exactly one of Vick's strengths.
Huddle Up: The marriage of Vick and Kelly's offense is an intriguing one, but there is a lot of offseason to go. Vick could get some schooling in the offense from Dennis Dixon, or he could wind up with another team altogether; until a decision is made on his future, his fantasy value is in flux.