Monday, October 28, 2013
Raiders to miss Vick this week?
By Paul Gutierrez
The Oakland Raiders will most likely not face Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick on Sunday at the O.co Coliseum after Vick re-injured his left hamstring against the New York Giants.
"Mike didn’t seem like he was going to be ready this week," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Monday, according to ESPN.com Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan. "He felt like, the first time, that he was going to be back after the (Oct. 6) Giants game.
"This is the first time I’ve talked to him where he thought he may be out. We’ll see after we sit down and visit, after we get the final (MRI) results."
Vick, who originally injured the hamstring on Oct. 6, said he felt the hamstring "pop" when he went down this time.
If Vick is indeed out, the Raiders might face a quarterback they had their sites on in Matt Barkley. The Eagles traded in front of the Raiders at the start of the NFL draft’s fourth round this past April to select Barkley out of USC, which prompted Oakland to trade back and select Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson, who was later cut by the Raiders and re-signed to the practice squad.
Barkley replaced Vick on Sunday and completed 17 of 26 passes for 158 yards and an interception. He was sacked three times and fumbled three times, losing one, in the 15-7 loss to the Giants. Regular backup Nick Foles was out with a concussion suffered the week before.
“I wish I knew a lot more than I do now," Kelly said of his quarterbacks. "I don’t have the final answer right now."
Foles, according to Sheridan, was taking his concussion protocol tests Monday.