Vick getting comfortable in offense: Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly hasn’t proffered a starting quarterback for next season, but Michael Vick has weighed in, saying “This is still my job.” While that ultimately remains to be seen, most believe that the veteran has the inside track in a system that seems expressly suited to his skills. Vick wasn’t the only player complimentary of Kelly — tight end Brent Celek regards the new coach as revolutionary. It’s all quite intriguing. New coaches often talk about creating a culture change and Kelly seems to have done that. While it doesn’t automatically lead to success, the palpable excitement around the Eagles is reason for optimism.
Jags open QB competition: The race to be the Jacksonville Jaguars’ starting quarterback is on. Chad Henne and incumbent starter Blaine Gabbert are dueling during the team’s mini-camp. Neither man was great last year — they combined for 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions — but the winner of this competition will have greater fantasy value than the loser. Just expect that value to be minimal.
Nicks recovering from knee surgery: New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks is recuperating from what he calls a “minor procedure” on his knee. The veteran says he hopes “to be full-go by training camp”. With Victor Cruz sitting out OTAs, Big Blue is missing two big pieces of its pass attack. It would be more of a concern if the duo wasn’t so experienced. As long as everything can be straightened out by the time training camp starts, it won’t be anything to worry about.
– Marcas Grant
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