Saturday, 29 August 2009

Vick to play vs. Jets; Andrews to return











PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick will play in the Eagles' final preseason game against the New York Jets at the Meadowlands.
Philadelphia coach Andy Reid said on Saturday that Vick played well Thursday against Jacksonville in his first game since spending 18 months in prison for his involvement in a dogfighting ring.
Vick was in for six wildcat plays against the Jaguars. Reid said he could see time as a conventional quarterback against New York this Thursday.
That could be the last time the Eagles see Vick in uniform for a while. Commissioner Roger Goodell can wait until Week 6 to reinstate the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback to the team's roster.
Meanwhile, Shawn Andrews will practice for the first time since reinjuring his surgically repaired back during the first day of training camp.
Andrews, a two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman, will take part in the Eagles' abbreviated practice on Saturday afternoon at the team's NovaCare Complex.
Reid plans to bring him back slowly. Andrews hopes to be ready for the Sept. 13 season opener against Carolina.
He has been penciled in as the team's starting right tackle after playing right guard his first five years in the league.
He had back surgery last year and has been out since reinjuring his back during a running drill late in July.

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