Eagles place Nick Foles on IR

Updated: December 26, 2012, 2:25 PM ET
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles have placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year contract.

Foles broke his hand in Sunday's loss to Washington. Michael Vick will start the final game of the season against the New York Giants on Sunday.

The Eagles (4-11) went 1-5 with the 23-year-old Foles as the starter and 3-6 in Vick's nine starts. Vick, in his fourth season with Philadelphia, completed 58.5 percent of his passes for 2,165 yards with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions before his injury.

Vick told USA Today Sports that he doesn't think his NFL future depends on how the Eagles do Sunday.

"I'm not going out to audition for a job. I'm going out to try and win," Vick told the newspaper. "My play and what I've done for this league and the accolades that I have speak for themselves. The thing I want to do is improve. Whatever happens next year happens. I'm just going to be a guy who, wherever I'm at, I'm going to make the team better."

Vick signed a $100 million contract in 2011 that runs through 2017, but the Eagles won't owe Vick any money if they release him by Feb. 6.

Dixon played in two games for the Indianapolis Colts this season. He spent three seasons in Philadelphia from 2009 to 2011.

The Eagles also added linebacker Marcus Dowtin to the practice squad. He played in three games for the New York Jets this year.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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