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02:32 PM ET 12.07 | The Philadelphia Eagles will be without quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, according to the Eagles. Vick has not played since suffering a concussion in Week 10. McCoy suffered the same fate in Week 11. Athletic trainer Rick Burkholder informed reporters that both players are in Phase Four of recovery. Vick's concussion is causing him to struggle with reaction times, while McCoy is experiencing symptoms at night. Vick has yet to pass the ImPACT test, according to the Eagles. In his four seasons with the Eagles, Michael Vick has never played in more than 13 games.

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December 7, 2012  02:44 PM ET

Addition by subtraction.

December 7, 2012  03:31 PM ET

Really scraping the bottom of the barrel for stories this afternoon.

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December 7, 2012  04:34 PM ET
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Vick is hurt and unable to perform? Maybe the Eagles should just take a tip from his dog fighting operation and shoot him or drown him in a bucket of water. I doubt anyone would care.

I care!

December 7, 2012  04:52 PM ET
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I care!

Don't worry Creepy, they will invite you to the execution.

December 7, 2012  05:25 PM ET
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Don't worry Creepy, they will invite you to the execution.

Ha!

December 7, 2012  05:41 PM ET
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Don't worry Creepy, they will invite you to the execution.

Just dont bring any BBQ sauce!!!

December 7, 2012  06:18 PM ET

Vick has always struggled with reaction times. How is this any different? I'm telling you they changed the baseline for the concussion test and Vick would never have passed it from day one without a concussion.

December 7, 2012  07:38 PM ET

Even if they win out, 7-9 isn't going to cut it in the NFC this year. The Eagles aren't going anywhere.

It's been a month. If Vick is still suffering severe symptoms, he should just consider ending his season (if not his career).

December 7, 2012  09:09 PM ET
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Even if they win out, 7-9 isn't going to cut it in the NFC this year. The Eagles aren't going anywhere.It's been a month. If Vick is still suffering severe symptoms, he should just consider ending his season (if not his career).

Better to give the back-ups more experience and improve their day draft position.

December 7, 2012  09:11 PM ET
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Better to give the back-ups more experience and improve their day draft position.

draft day*

December 7, 2012  09:31 PM ET

Man ....and I thought the other team in green was in bad shape.....

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December 8, 2012  01:53 AM ET
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Dude, the concussion is a cover story.Vick was benched for the season.Pay attention.

Except the concussion tests were developed and are run by doctors from UPMC. They don't have ties to any of the teams.

Why would Reid need to pretend that Vick's brain was still rattled anyway? His job is secure enough that he can make the moves he wants to make without worrying too much about it.

December 8, 2012  02:16 AM ET
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Except the concussion tests were developed and are run by doctors from UPMC. They don't have ties to any of the teams.Why would Reid need to pretend that Vick's brain was still rattled anyway? His job is secure enough that he can make the moves he wants to make without worrying too much about it.

NOt to mention the fact that a healthy Vick has trade potential were as a permanently disable one is valueless

December 8, 2012  05:56 AM ET

I wonder if Reid would be willing to trade Vick if he gets healthy. Someone should grab him and Tebow and run the A-11. It wouldn't be as crazy as the Piedmont version (which, since huge chunks have been banned, isn't really that crazy itself anymore), but a full-time 2-QB system combined with some laterals and whatnot could still create a lot of excitement (and probably a fair few points).

I'd say get Jacksonville involved. Chad Henne isn't setting the league on fire. They could take the Sanchize to free up room for the Jets to grab Vick, or they could swap some pieces or middling picks to get Tebow and Vick off their respective teams. "T-V" could get the Jags back on TV full-time. Shad Khan seems willing to do almost anything to avoid a blackout.

(Personally, I'm wondering why these cities don't say... look ****, we paid for your stadium in the first place and you won't let us watch the games unless it sells out?!)

December 8, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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Addition by subtraction.

Nice

 
December 8, 2012  12:41 PM ET
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Except the concussion tests were developed and are run by doctors from UPMC. They don't have ties to any of the teams.Why would Reid need to pretend that Vick's brain was still rattled anyway? His job is secure enough that he can make the moves he wants to make without worrying too much about it.

The biggest problem is Reid likes Vick as a person

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