Eagles will likely start Vick at quarterback

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Michael Vick is expected to start for Philadelphia on Sunday with rookie  Nick Foles out because  of a broken right hand.  MICHAEL PEREZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Michael Vick is expected to start for Philadelphia on Sunday with rookie Nick Foles out because of a broken right hand.

Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles has a broken right hand, and coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick will likely start against the New York Giants in Sunday’s season finale.

Reid said Monday that Foles broke his throwing hand in the second quarter of a 27-20 loss to Washington, but returned to the game after X-rays at the stadium were negative.

Vick hasn’t played since suffering a concussion during a loss to the Cowboys on Nov. 11. He was recently cleared to return.

“There’s a pretty good chance Michael will be the starter,” Reid said. “That’s what we’re looking at right now. That’s the direction I’m going as we speak right now.”

The Eagles (4-11) went 1-5 with the 23-year-old Foles as the starter.

JETS: Tim Tebow would have done whatever Rex Ryan asked – if the New York coach had asked him.

Ryan said Monday that Tebow wasn’t happy when the coach chose Greg McElroy to start for the benched Mark Sanchez, but insisted Tebow was willing to play in any role Sunday against San Diego – including the wildcat.

STEELERS: Tight end Heath Miller sustained multiple torn ligaments in his right knee during Sunday’s loss to the Bengals.

BILLS: Coach Chan Gailey is not discussing job security, either his or that of starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for another week.

He’s focused on preparing Buffalo for its season finale against the Jets this weekend rather than the uncertain off-season that lies ahead.

BROWNS: Placed wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi on injured reserve and elevated quarterback Thad Lewis from the practice squad to the active roster.

Massaquoi, a former Georgia standout, started five games this season.

RAIDERS: Quarterback Carson Palmer suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung after a hard hit by Carolina linebacker Greg Hardy on Sunday and will not play in the team’s final game.

PACKERS: Coach Mike McCarthy says leading receiver Randall Cobb is too valuable to take off of kick returns for safety reasons.

McCarthy said Monday that if Cobb is healthy, he will be the Packers’ full-time punt and kick returner, even in the wake of the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday’s rout of the Titans.


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