Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Michael Vick to miss third straight game
By Dan Graziano
The Philadelphia Eagles have officially announced that quarterback Michael Vick, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will not play in Thursday night's game against the Seahawks in Seattle. It will be the third missed game in a row for all three players, who were injured in what has turned out to be an extremely costly Week 10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Vick's broken ribs are healing, but the Eagles don't want to put him back into a game until they're fully healed, since they worry they'll affect his throwing motion and make him less effective. Vince Young will make his third start in a row at quarterback. Maclin is dealing with shoulder and hamstring injuries, and the timetable for his return remains unclear. Expect Riley Cooper to get another start in Maclin's place opposite DeSean Jackson. And Rodgers-Cromartie has an ankle injury. Joselio Hanson has filled in fine for Rodgers-Cromartie, but with Nnamdi Asomugha limited by a knee injury, the Eagles' once-impressive depth at cornerback has dwindled.
Asomugha and running back LeSean McCoy, who has a toe injury, are listed as questionable on the team's Wednesday injury report.