Eagles' Vick stays home with 'significant' concussion

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Philadelphia's Michael Vick suffered a concussion after being hit during the second quarter of Sunday's defeat.  RON CORTES/THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
RON CORTES/THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Philadelphia's Michael Vick suffered a concussion after being hit during the second quarter of Sunday's defeat.

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid says Michael Vick suffered a “pretty significant” concussion and told the quarterback to stay home Monday and rest.

Reid says he could not immediately rule out Vick for Sunday’s game at Washington. Reid, though, made it sound likely that rookie Nick Foles will get the start.

FALCONS: Released defensive end Ray Edwards.

Edwards has been a major disappointment since signing a five-year, $27.5 million deal with Atlanta before last season.

Edwards had started four of nine games for the Falcons this season. He had just nine tackles and no sacks.

49ERS: Quarterback Alex Smith threw a 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Sunday’s game while playing with blurred vision before coming out with a concussion.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said Smith improved overnight and he saw a neurologist on Monday. His status is unclear for next Monday night’s game against the Bears is uncertain.

PANTHERS: Fired special teams coordinator Brian Murphy on Monday.

Coach Ron Rivera said the decision was made because of “philosophical differences and productivity.”

BRONCOS: An MRI on defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil’s left shoulder Monday showed no tear.

Coach John Fox said Dumervil suffered a muscle strain Sunday.

BLOWN CALL: The NFL said the 76-yard punt return by Denver’s Trindon Holliday against Carolina on Sunday should have been ruled a touchback, not a touchdown.

In the second quarter of Denver’s 36-14 win, the Broncos’ 5-foot-5 returner raced up the sidelines and appeared to score. Replays showed Holliday prematurely celebrating the TD by flipping the ball out of his hands before crossing the goal line.


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