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This Given Sunday:
This Given Sunday is examining the biggest injury questions before each week of the NFL season. Here are the top-five health-related storylines entering Week 11.
It turns out the belief when McFadden was injured on Nov. 4 was that he'd miss 2-4 weeks, which means he's a huge question mark for Sunday after missing practice to start the week. Expect Marcel Reese to be Oakland's lead back against a very vulnerable Saints defense, but keep both out of your fantasy lineup if possible. Neither is reliable and that game doesn't kick off until later in the day.
Vick still hasn't been ruled out, but as of midweek he'd yet to be cleared by an independent neurologist after suffering a "significant" concussion in Week 10 against the Cowboys. There's a chance the Eagles will be cautious here anyway, and there's even a chance Vick doesn't return regardless of his health situation. That's gotta be tough ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was at risk of
being benched due to poor play entering Sunday’s matchup against the Dallas
Cowboys. The quarterback was ultimately removed from the game not because of
his erratic production but because he sustained yet another concussion, one
that coach Andy Reid termed “pretty significant,” reports Cindy Boren of the
Michael Vick isn’t expected to play tackle football this weekend, as the Eagles turn to Nick Foles while Vick attempts to recover from a concussion.
It’s uncertain when — or even if — Vick will return this season. If he doesn’t, there’s a chance that he doesn’t even return to Philadelphia. He’s shown flashes of brilliance at times in Philly, but the overall body of...
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will miss Sunday's game vs. the Washington Redskins due to the effects of a concussion.
Rookie Nick Foles, who replaced Vick during the 38-23 loss to Dallas on Sunday, and who practiced with the first team all week, will get his first NFL start in a battle of 3-6 teams fighting to save their seasons.
Philadelphia head trainer Rick Burkholder...
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick did not practice on Wednesday,
but has not yet been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Washington
When Michael Vick got concussed in the second quarter of the Eagles’ 38-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, first it is a real shame for such a gamer.
It might be a blessing in disguise for Philadelphia Eagle fans.
Not that Nick Foles will definitely be a World Beater, but the dude is 6’6”, 243 pounds, compared to Michael Vicks’ 6-0, 215 pounds.
Foles in size and stature is closest...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has passed his concussion tests and has been cleared for contact. He’s now on track to play against the Bears on Monday night.
49ers QB Alex Smith has passed concussion tests this week and, so far, is on track to start Monday night vs. Chicago.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 14, 2012
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Actor Bradley Cooper plays Pat Solitano in his upcoming movie Silver Linings Playbook alongside Robert De Niro, who plays Cooper's obsessed Philadelphia Eagles father in the movie. Cooper said he and his father, who has since passed, were huge Eagles fans, which helped with his role in the movie.
"Anytime you can make a connection with your own life and your role, it...
Cam Inman reports that 49ers QB Alex Smith has been cleared for non-contact drills following a concussion that he suffered against the Rams last Sunday.
Smith has a decent shot of playing against the Bears this weekend, but his performance in the team’s upcoming practices will probably determine his status for Week 11.
Last week: 18 (-3)
It was a very smart of Andy Reid to “rest” Michael Vick the rest of the way. He’s not making the playoffs, but he can still save his job if Nick Foles goes say 4-3. He can blame their slow start on Vick and his history developing quarterbacks will probably convince management to let Reid stick around and develop the promising young quarterback...
It's the battle of the NFC East's bottom teams for this matchup.Both teams showed a lot of promise at the beginning with Robert Griffin III leading the Redskins to a 2-2 record and Michael Vick leading the the Eagles to 3-1 record.However, a lot has changed since then as both teams currently stand at 3-6 and barely clinging to any hopes of making it to the playoffs.Come Sunday...