Vick back to 100%, while DeSean Jackson will be game-time decision

Michael Vick

Now that the Philadelphia Eagles are well-rested following their Week 8 bye, the team now will focus on the big matchup they have this coming Sunday with the Indianapolis Colts. For that game, there’s good news and potentially bad news.

The good news is that quarterback Michael Vick declared himself 100% today and is ready to step back into the starting lineup. Vick had already been named the Week 9 starter by coach Andy Reid following their loss on October 24 to the Tennessee Titans. With the added time to rest up those banged-up ribs, Vick’s throwing motion and mobility should be uninhibited. He already has passed for six touchdowns in his two starts and could add to that total when he faces that mediocre Colts secondary.

But will Vick have the electrifying DeSean Jackson to get the ball to? Maybe, maybe not. That’s where the (potential) bad news part comes in.

Jackson, although reported last week as on track to return for this game, said he’ll be a game-time decision. Jackson is coming back from the severe concussion he suffered in Week 7 and, although he passed all the necessary tests, will have to make it through the week without any complications. His status is sure to be well documented this week so we should have a better idea toward the end of the week if he’s going to play Sunday.

Because the Colts are sure to put up their share of points, Philadelphia is going to need all the firepower they can get in what could be the matchup of the week.

Zack Kelberman
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