Eagles QB Nick Foles still hasn't been cleared to practice

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles may be one hit away from Matt Barkley again on Sunday.

The Eagles have suffered some bumps and bruises to the quarterback position over the last few weeks. Starting quarterback Michael Vick has been dealing with a hamstring injury, while backup Nick Foles is suffering from concussion symptoms following last week's loss to the Cowboys. Vick is likely to play on Sunday against the Giants but Foles has yet to cleared to even practice, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

With Vick on the mend, Foles would (at best) be the backup for Sunday. His performance in Tampa Bay in Week 6 inspired talk of a quarterback controversy, but his follow-up against Dallas quickly smothered those flames. When Foles suffered a concussion, rookie Matt Barkley entered the game and threw four interceptions (one was off-set by a plenty). Against the Giants, Barkley may once again be the backup quarterback.

If Vick starts the game and his hamstring tightens, the Eagles may no other choice but to play Barkley in a critical game for the NFC East crown. While fans may want to look at the future, the present is really up for grabs. If the Eagles win on Sunday, they can keep pace with the Cowboys, who have tough matchup against Detroit this weekend.

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