Saturday, November 19, 2011
Eagles' Vick, Maclin officially out Sunday
By Dan Graziano
The Philadelphia Eagles will play the New York Giants on Sunday night without the help of starting quarterback Michael Vick and top wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. The team officially announced Saturday that Vick and Maclin have been downgraded from "questionable" to "out" due to their injuries and will not travel with the team.
Vick broke two ribs in Sunday's loss to Arizona and Maclin is dealing with shoulder and hamstring injuries. Neither player practiced at all this past week.
Backup quarterback Vince Young, whose only pass so far this season was intercepted by Washington's DeAngelo Hall, is likely to start in Vick's place, though the team made no official announcement on that. Maclin is likely to be replaced by Jason Avant, Riley Cooper or possibly former Giant Steve Smith as a starting wide receiver opposite DeSean Jackson. Avant started last week opposite Maclin in place of Jackson, who was benched for that game because he missed a team meeting the day before.