Michael Vick Fitted For New Protective Headgear, Still Not Cleared to Practice

By Joe Doris
Howard Smith-US Presswire

The Philadelphia Eagles are likely headed into their third consecutive game without starting QB Michael Vick.

After Philly fans were calling for his benching all season long in lieu of rookie QB Nick Foles, the Eagles’ faithful and the rest of the nation have seen first-hand that the rookie is not even close to NFL caliber. And more importantly, Foles is not worthy of playing ahead of Vick when the starter returns from injury.

Even though the Eagles have no chance at making the playoffs with a horrid 3-8 record, I still think that they must play Vick at QB when he is healthy, as Foles has proved to be worthless at this point in his career.

In his two starts for the Eagles, Foles has thrown for just 323 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions.

Earlier this week, Vick was fitted for a protective headgear technology that will help prevent further injury to his brain and head, following the concussion he suffered in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys.

The headgear is called “The Dome” which is a product of Unequal Technologies, a company in which Vick is a paid endorser. The Kevlar-plated rib and chest protection that Vick has worn in previous years was a product of the same company.

While Vick is taking these precautionary measures before his possible return to the field, the Eagles’ QB still has not been cleared to practice. Vick again failed his “imPACT” concussion test on Wednesday, and therefore must remain sidelined.

It is widely believed that Vick (as well as head coach Andy Reid) will no longer be a member of the Eagles next season, so he actually may be auditioning for a new job if he does play again this year.

Now even though Vick may be the man in charge again at some point this year, it looks like the keys to the Eagles’ offense will be in the hands of Foles vs. the Cowboys in Week 13.

The Eagles are basically just playing for pride and respect now, trying to notch a ‘W’ for the first time since Week 4.


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