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Eagles Rumors: Vick, Jackson, Maclin

Michael Vick

Jeff McLane reports that Michael Vick wound up finishing the game two broken ribs and adds that there is  “no way” that he plays next weekend.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid mentioned that Vick broke his ribs during the second play of the game but never told anyone on the teams coaching staff. This would help to explain why he had such a terrible performance against what appeared to be a great match up. Vick finished Sunday’s game with 128 yards passing and 2 interceptions to go along with 79 yards rushing. Reid also said that he unsure if Vick will be able to play against the Giants next weekend which wouldn’t be much a surprising considering the injury that he’s currently dealing with. Unfortunately for Eagles fans Vince Young has a good chance of playing against the New York next weekend.

DeSean Jackson

Eagles head coach Andy Reid mentioned that WR DeSean Jackson will remain the teams starting wide receiver despite being benched for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, per Geoff Mosher.

Jackson skipped a team meeting on Saturday and was subsequently benched for doing so. Reid mentioned that he has talked to Jackson about the situation and added that things are fine between him. Also of interest, Jackson addressed his team which is interesting because of the report that came out last night that mentioned a growing tension between some of the Eagles players and the way Jackson was handling his pursuit of a new contract.

Despite having an off year, the Eagles missed Jackson last night as there was no threat to stretch the field which allowed the Cardinal safeties to bring addition help to the middle of the field. This applied even more pressure to Michael Vick and the teams receiving core.

Jeremy Maclin

Jeff McLane tweets that WR Jeremy Maclin suffered a sprained AC joint as well as a hamstring during the game.

Basically Maclin has a separated shoulder which should leave his status for Week 11’s game in doubt, especially when you consider that he also has a hamstring injury to deal with. So far Maclin has been the teams best receiver despite the random dropped passes and fumbles. Without him the team will have to look to Jason Avant and Steve Smith to fill if he ends up being unable to go next week against the New York Giants.