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Michael Vick Plans to Start Against Tampa Bay, Despite Injury


Michael Vick will remain the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback until further notice, according to coach Chip Kelly.

However, Kelly didn’t dismiss the possibility of backup Nick Foles getting the starting job in the future.

“We’re always going to compete and make sure the best guys are on the field,” Kelly said after Foles replaced an injured Vick and led Philadelphia to a 36-21 victory against the New York Giants.

The coach said Vick, who was hurt in the second quarter and forced to leave the game, will start next weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After suffering a hamstring injury, Kelly said the veteran quarterback will still be at the helm if he’s healthy.

“It’s frustrating,” Vick said. “I never question why things happen, I never question God. It’s a little sore. I’ve been standing up the last two hours. I need to get treatment. I’ve had this type of injury before.”

When asked if he thinks he’ll be able to play next week, Vick said, “I believe so.”

Vick will get an MRI on his hamstring Monday.

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