Originally created 12/16/05

Vick practices, taken off injury report



FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick took all the snaps with the first-team offense Thursday, even though the Atlanta Falcons had to practice outdoors during an ice storm that left much of Hall County without electrical power.

Coach Jim Mora, who listed Vick as probable with bruised ribs the day before, removed his quarterback from the team's injury report.

Vick, who pledged on Wednesday he will start when Atlanta (8-5) plays Sunday night at Chicago (9-4), could not finish a 36-17 win Monday night over New Orleans after bruising his ribs in the second quarter. He remained in the game before leaving midway through the fourth.

The Falcons lost power as they were in meetings at approximately 8:30 a.m. As of 8 p.m., team headquarters was still without service.

Vick has a career record of 33-18-1, including a 2-2 mark in postseason. Since the start of 2003, Atlanta is 2-13 in games he doesn't start.