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NFL notes: Eagles select Foles as starting QB

Thu., Oct. 31, 2013, midnight

Nick Foles will be back at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles when they play the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Two weeks after suffering a concussion, Foles will start in place of Michael Vick, who is out for the second time this season with a hamstring injury. Rookie Matt Barkley will be Foles’ backup at Oakland (3-4).

Eagles coach Chip Kelly made the announce- ment Wednesday after watching Foles practice on Tuesday.

“Nick did really well,” Kelly said. “I know he was cleared, but just because he was cleared, we (still) really needed to see him. I was really happy with the way Nick practiced.”

Around the league

Bills quarterback Thad Lewis missed practice because of sore ribs and is “50-50” to play Sunday against the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs in Buffalo. … The Cincinnati Bengals put safety Taylor Mays on injured reserve with a dislocated right shoulder, ending his season. … Cleveland Browns executive Jon Sandusky pleaded guilty to refusing a chemical test when he was pulled over last month for suspicion of drunken driving in Fargo, N.D., and received a suspended sentence and was placed on unsupervised probation. … The San Francisco Chronicle is joining a growing list of publications that will stop using the term “Redskins” when referring to Washington’s NFL team.

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