Eagles QB Nick Foles will make his second consecutive NFL start on Monday night with Michael Vick still recovering from a concussion, a league source said Thursday.
All signs on Wednesday pointed to the rookie quarterback getting the nod once again. Foles took all the practice repetitions as Vick was sidelined once again and unable to partake in any strenuous activity.
Andy Reid said that Vick was still in Phase 1 in the league’s protocol for return from a concussion. The Eagles coach added that Vick was “getting close to Phase 2,” which would involve exercise challenges.
Vick is scheduled to undergo another ImPACT test sometime this week, Reid said. He had one on Monday but he remained below the baseline, according to the Eagles. Once Vick passes the test he will then be examined by team doctor Peter DeLuca and then an independent neurologist before he’s cleared to play.
Vick still has a way to go before he'll be cleared to play. The Eagles are 3-7, so there isn't any reason to rush Vick back. Foles has a tough matchup with the Panthers, who are #10 in QB aFPA.