No surprise: Eagles will turn to Kevin Kolb on Sunday
The Philadelphia Eagles are going to make certain Michael Vick is as rested as possible for the postseason.
The team will start backup quarterback Kevin Kolb on Sunday in the season finale against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. Vick suffered a leg contusion on the first play of Tuesday night’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings, and was hobbled throughout the game.
The Eagles are locked into the No. 3 seed in the NFC, and are prioritizing having a fresh Vick ready for what could be a meeting with the Green Bay Packers or New York Giants in the wild-card round.
Kolb took all of the first-team reps this morning in the walk-through, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“I’m just preparing like I’m going to be (starting) and that way I’m ready to go if that’s what’s called," Kolb said. "Really we're just missing by a hair here and there, but that’s the difference between winning and losing football games.”
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