Thursday, 24 September 2009

McNabb doesn't practice; Vick will play

PHILADELPHIA -- Donovan McNabb is still not able to practice and it appears unlikely he will play this week.

McNabb, who suffered a broken rib in a season-opening win over the Carolina Panthers, is expected to miss his second straight game as the Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) meet the Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) at Lincoln Financial Field.

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With the Eagles on a bye next week, resting McNabb gives him more time to heal before the Eagles host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 11. McNabb was at Thursday's practice, but only watched.

Third-year QB Kevin Kolb started last week in a loss to the New Orleans Saints and is expected to start again.

Veterans Jeff Garcia and Michael Vick, back from his league suspension, will be the backups.

Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Thursday that Vick definitely will see action in Sunday's game.

"He'll play. How much we'll see as the week goes on," Mornhinweg told reporters, according to The Morning Call. "I think he's in top physical condition. We'll see how he handles a few things we have in for him."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report

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