Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick missed a third consecutive day of practice Friday because of broken ribs, but coach Andy Reid did not rule him out of Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
Vick broke two ribs during the Eagles’ 21-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday in Philadelphia and has not practiced since. He’s officially listed as questionable.
Vick would not have played if the game had been Friday, Reid said.
“He’s feeling a little bit better,” Reid said. “I’m not going to tell you he’s feeling great, but he’s feeling a little bit better.”
The Giants (6-3) hold a surprising three-game lead over the Eagles (3-6) in the NFC East.
For the third straight day, veteran Vince Young ran practice at the NovaCare Complex. Reid said Vick has never played without practicing at least one day since the Eagles signed him in 2009. Vick has attended all the offensive meetings, but hasn’t thrown a football all week.
Reid said he plans to decide on a starter by today.
Two games, many fines
Four Detroit Lions, including quarterback Matthew Stafford, and two Chicago Bears were fined by the NFL for incidents in their game last Sunday.
Stafford instigated a scuffle when he grabbed the helmet of Bears defensive back D. J. Moore and threw him to the ground. Stafford was fined $7,500, while Moore was hit for $15,000 for striking back at Stafford and being ejected.
Also docked $15,000 was Lions rookie DT Nick Fairley for driving Bears QB Jay Cutler into the ground.
Chicago receiver Earl Bennett was fined $10,000 for wearing orange shoes, his second uniform violation.
Detroit DE Kyle Vanden Bosch was docked $7,500 for unnecessary roughness. Vanden Bosch threw Bears RB Matt Forte to the ground late.
Detroit guard Rob Sims also was hit for $7,500 for a late tackle.
From the Seattle-Baltimore game, Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was fined $20,000 for his hit on Baltimore receiver Anquan Boldin.
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco was fined $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle linebacker David Hawthorne, who had intercepted a pass.
Ravens defensive tackle Arthur Jones was fined $7,500 for his unnecessary roughness violation following an exchange with a Seattle player after Billy Cundiff kicked a field goal.
Around the league
Baltimore middle linebacker Ray Lewis isn’t expected to play in Sunday’s game against Cincinnati because of a toe injury that has prevented him from practicing all week. Citing Lewis’ toughness, Ravens coach John Harbaugh refused to rule out the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year. … First-round draft pick Gabe Carimi (right knee) has become the second Chicago Bears offensive lineman placed on injured reserve in less than a week. The Bears put left guard Chris Williams on IR earlier this week with a dislocated left wrist.
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