Eagles coach Andy Reid began his Tuesday news conference by announcing his quarterback rotation for Thursday’s preseason finale against the Jets, and it doesn’t appear to be a showcase for Michael Vick.
Reid said Kevin Kolb will start at QB and play the first half, followed by a combination of Vick and veteran backup A.J. Feeley in the second half.
In what likely will be Vick’s last game action for the foreseeable future because of the conditions of his NFL-mandated suspension, Reid said he expects Vick to have a better feel for the speed of the game.
“I think you’ll see him play probably a little faster this week than he did last week,” Reid said. “It was just a matter of getting him acclimated back into the speed of the game. Then this week, he’ll have a chance to get in and get a few more reps. He had a good week of practice. He’s worked very hard. I expect good things from him.”
As for Vick’s reinstatement — on which NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said he will make a decision before Week 6 of the season — Reid chose not to speculate.
“I have no idea where we’ll be with that and what the commissioner is going to do there,” Reid said. “I’ve talked with Michael about it. It’s just that you keep working hard every day and then the commissioner will make his decision. I would think it will be important for him to continue to practice. But I have to see what the situation is.
“I think the commissioner will make his decision when he wants to make his decision. … I’m sure he’ll let us know when he thinks the time is right. That’s not for me to wish on that part. I have a plan either way.”