Chip Kelly: Nick Foles will start vs. Oakland Raiders

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly confirmed the second year QB will start vs. the Raiders.

It's official: Nick Foles start at quarterback for the Eagles when the team faces the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly confirmed this notion during his Wednesday morning press conference. It was reported earlier in the week that Foles would indeed start.

Foles was cleared to return to practice on Tuesday after missing time with a concussion injury. The second year quarterback will take the starting reps in practice as the Eagles prepare for the Raiders. Foles played well in relief of Michael Vick against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay, but then severely struggled against the Cowboys before leaving the game with a concussion injury. His start in Oakland will be the third of this 2013 season.

Matt Barkley will be the backup QB. Kelly said he doesn't anticipate Vick being able to play at all this week. Vick had an MRI on his hamstring but it revealed nothing new: it's still pulled.

The 3-5 Eagles take on the 3-4 Raiders on Sunday at 4:05 PM EST.

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