At his news conference Tuesday, Andy Reid is expected to officially announce that quarterback Michael Vick will make his Eagles debut Thursday night against Jacksonville.
That was the gist of what Reid said on his WIP Radio show Monday evening, or what hosts Howard Eskin and Merrill Reese inferred, and Reid did not contradict them.
There was never any real doubt that Vick would play in the first game he is eligible to take the field for since being reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell, but in remarks over the past week or so, Reid has hedged, perhaps not wanting the final tuneup for the Eagles' starters to be all about Vick.
From what Reid said on the radio show, expect Donovan Mcnabb to play the first half, followed by Kevin Kolb in the third quarter and Vick in the fourth.
Reid did not answer a question about how Vick will be used, but in the past, he has affirmed that Vick is a quarterback.