Originally posted on Philly Sports Live  |  Last updated 8/17/12

There are two ways to look at Mike Kakfa’s fractured left hand. His absence allows rookie Nick Foles and veteran Trent Edwards to get more playing time and to compete for a job that Kafka has not look capable of filling.

Vick will play at least the first half when the Eagles travel to New England on Monday for their second preseason game. Foles will replace Vick under center, followed by Edwards, Reid said Thursday.

Typically, the Eagles don’t play more than three quarterbacks in their second preseason game, so there was a chance that Edwards, who has been fourth on the depth chart, would have either not played or possibly been released.

But Kafka’s loss has and could be Edwards’ gain.

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