The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that Michael Vick will not play in Week 7’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
“I’m not playing this week,” said Vick on Thursday. “Every day I’m just working and trying to get better. I just can’t rush it.”
Vick suffered a hamstring injury two weeks ago, which is reportedly worse than he initially believed.
“I tried to come out and push it a little today,” said Vick. “It went well, but I don’t want to push it too much.”
Nick Foles will make his second start in as many weeks and has an opportunity to put the Eagles in first place in the NFC East. Another great game from Foles could force the Eagles to keep him in place as their starter for the foreseeable future.
Michael Vick told reporters on Tuesday that his hamstring injury is a “pretty bad pull.”
“I think another week of rehab will put me in a position where I can start gaining confidence in it and doing the things I need to do,” Vick said, via Rueben Frank.
Vick added that he still feels his hamstring when he’s trying to burst, which is a pretty good indication that he’ll need some more time for it properly heal.
Meanwhile, Nick Foles has continued to work with the first-team offense and looks like he’ll get another start against the Cowboys this weekend. Vick did put in some work, but is unlikely to supplant Foles this week.
OC Pat Shurmur told reporters that HC Chip Kelly will decide on the starting quarterback once Vick if fully healthy.