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Vick Injury Report

Robert Deutsch-US PRESSWIRE

Robert Deutsch-US PRESSWIRE

Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles started hot in the first two games of the regular season. But since then, the speed has been at a much slower pace.

The offense may take another hit after it saw its quarterback leave the game with a hamstring injury. Vick is set to have an MRI on the hamstring on Monday.

Meanwhile, backup Nick Foles was all the talent the Eagles faithful expected him to be. The second-year quarterback took the team to a 36-21 victory over the Giants, throwing thwo fourth-quarter touchdown passes.

His play has certainly given rise to whether he should be the starting quarterback moving forward. He will likely start against Tampa Bay next week, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. But it seems Vick will still have his starting gig waiting for him upon his return.

“We’re always going to compete and make sure the best guys are on the field,” head coach Chip Kelly said, who noted Vick will start next week if he is healthy.

Vick certainly believes he will play against the winless Bucs next week.

After Vick injured himself in a bootleg play, he remained in the game for three more plays before yielding to the field goal unit. The medical staff worked on his injury before Kelly made the decision to go with the healthy Foles.

“He wasn’t 100 percent,” Kelly said. “He didn’t look like he was moving well. He didn’t have that step to get out of the way. I have a lot of confidence in Nick. If Nick were to go down, I think Mike could have gone back in.”

Vick finished the game with seven carries for 79 yards including a lengthy 35-yard gain ona  third-and-long to keep the drive alive in the first half. Unfortunately, he couldn’t connect oin the passing game, completing just 6 of 14 for 104 yards.

Kelly mentioned that Vick didn’t want to feel as if he needed to look over his shoulder to retain the No. 1 quarterback position. But injuries have limited him during the 2011 and 2012 campaigns.

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