Michael Vick watched practice from the sideline, still sore from taking a beating in his first game back after breaking his ribs last month.
Vick participated in a walkthrough Wednesday morning, but was a spectator in the afternoon when the Philadelphia Eagles began preparations for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.
Before practice, coach Andy Reid said he's confident Vick would start against the Jets (8-5). The Eagles are still clinging to playoff hopes despite a 5-8 record. They'll need Vick to be sharp this week against one of the toughest defenses in the NFL.
''He was a little tender from the game (but) not as bad as before,'' Reid said. ''He was throwing the ball out there.''
Vick was sacked four times and took several hard hits in a 26-10 victory at Miami. He missed the three previous games after breaking two lower ribs in a loss to Arizona on Nov. 13.
Vick showed plenty of rust against the Dolphins. He completed just 15 ...