Andy Reid just concluded his post practice press conference and filled us in on who's and who's out of this Thursday's 3rd preseason game against the Jaguars. The third preseason game is typically the most important as it's the one the starters play the most.
Donovan McNabb will play the first three quarters and Kevin Kolb will play the 4th. Where does that leave Mike Vick you ask? Good question. Reid was cagey as to what Vick's role would be, but he did say that Vick would play the first 3 quarters with the starters. It seemed the implication was that he could see time both with McNabb and maybe even take a series with the starters at QB himself. He also said he had no reservations about showing Vick in the Wildcat formation. I gotta say, Big Red looked downright giddy as he announced this. Should be interesting...
He also ran down the list of guys who won't be playing this Thursday.
Coach Reid also updated the injury status of a number of players. Sheldon Brown (rib strain), Omar Gaither (knee sprain), Leonard Weaver (sprained MCL), Shawn Andrews (back), Todd Herremans (stress reaction in foot), Darren Howard (groin), Charleston Hughes (foot contusion), Tracy White (rib strain), and newly acquired Tony Curtis (high ankle sprain) all will not play against the Jaguars.
You may notice that one big name is not on that list, Brian Westbrook. Westbrook will play, but won't go the three quarters with the starters. My guess is that he goes a couple series or a quarter at most. Stacy Andrews and Jason Peters will also play.