|Rookie Nick Foles could make his first NFL start Sunday vs. the Redskins. (US Presswire)|
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick left Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a concussion, and it's unclear if he'll be ready to play against the Redskins next Sunday.
"He's the quarterback, yeah," coach Andy Reid said shortly after the Eagles suffered their fifth consecutive defeat, this time at the hands of the Cowboys. "But he's hurt right now, so I have to just see how he's doing."
A day later Reid, who could be fired before the end of the season, updated Vick's status.
QB Michael Vick has a "pretty significant concussion," coach Andy Reid just said.— Eagles RapidReports (@CBSEagles) November 12, 2012
Reid added that Vick was "a little foggy last night" and that we can't rule him out yet, but he said he's confident rookie backup Nick Foles "will do a nice job."
A source with knowledge of the situation told CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora that Vick is still experiencing symptoms of his latest concussion, he was pretty beat up to begin with, and Nick Foles is in line to get the first-team reps with Vick not expected to be ready to practice this week.
There had been speculation in recent weeks that Foles, the third-round pick from Arizona, would replace Vick in the lineup -- not because of injury but due to Vick's ineffectiveness. That's not how it played out, but Foles could still be in line to make his first NFL start on Sunday.
Two sources told Yahoo.com's Jason Cole that Reid could choose to "rest" Vick for the rest of the season and go with Foles in the hopes of saving his job.
"I'm 99 percent sure that's exactly what you're going to see happen," a source told Cole Monday morning. "Andy is going to go to [owner] Jeff [Lurie] and [general manager] Howie [Roseman] and say, 'Let's go with Foles and make the transition to the next era.'"
In just over two quarters of work against Dallas, Foles completed 22 of 32 passes for 219 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin and another to Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (they're more commonly known as pick-sixes). Foles also lost the ball on his goal line, and the Cowboys recovered in the end zone to seal Philly's fate. Overall, though, Reid said he was impressed with his rookie.
"I thought he handled himself well," Reid said. "He saw things, and he made some great checks in there. Again, for a guy who hasn't taken the reps with the first group, I thought he did some nice things. As far as managing the game, it looked like he went to the right place with the ball when he had pressure. There were some positives there."
At 3-6, Philly's season is a lost cause, and it will almost certainly cost people their jobs. This could also be the beginning of the Foles era -- and by extension, the end of the Vick era.
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