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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Vick to start for Eagles vs. Giants

By Dan Graziano

PHILADELPHIA -- Quarterback Michael Vick is active and listed as the starter for the Philadelphia Eagles' game here this afternoon against the New York Giants. Also active for the game are backup quarterbacks Vince Young, who was inactive for the first two games because of a hamstring injury, and Mike Kafka, who replaced Vick last Sunday night when Vick left the game with a concussion. It's unclear which quarterback would come in if Vick gets hurt again today, but the Eagles appear to have two options.

For the Giants, as expected, wide receiver Mario Manningham is listed as inactive because of the concussion he sustained Monday night against the Rams. Combined with the season-ending knee injury Domenik Hixon suffered in the same game, that leaves the Giants with Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Brandon Stokley, Devin Thomas and rookie Jerrel Jernigan as their options at wide receiver. Cruz is listed as the starter along with Nicks.

The Eagles have two reserve defensive ends -- Darryl Tapp and Juqua Parker -- listed among their inactives, which means they only have three active defensive ends for the game -- Trent Cole, Jason Babin and Phillip Hunt. Expect defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins to move outside and play end if they have an injury at that position, since he has experience playing defensive end as well.

For the second time in three games, Eagles first-round draft pick Danny Watkins is among the inactives.

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The full list of inactives:


RB Da'Rel Scott
G Mitch Petrus
T James Brewer
WR Mark Clayton
CB Prince Amukamara
DE Osi Umenyiora
WR Mario Manningham


S Jaiquawn Jarrett
CB Curtis Marsh
DE Darryl Tapp
G Danny Watkins
G Julian Vandervelde
T Winston Justice
DE Juqua Parker