Vick, Asomugha Are Questionable for Eagles’ Weekend Game Against Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha are listed as questionable for this weekend’s home game against the New England Patriots.
New England leads the American Football Conference’s East Division with a 7-3 record. The Eagles, 4-6, trail the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants in the National Football Conference’s East Division and remain in playoff contention. The teams meet on Nov. 27 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Vick, who broke two ribs in a 21-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 13, was replaced by two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Vince Young last week against the New York Giants.
Young passed for 258 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in his first start for Philadelphia to lead the Eagles to a 17-10 victory over their division rival.
Asomugha, a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback who signed a five- year, $60 million free-agent contract last offseason, hyperextended his left knee at practice yesterday and was taken off the field on a cart.
Eagles coach Andy Reid said at a news conference today that Asomugha’s injury might not be as bad as it looked and that the cornerback is “going to continue to try and rehab it and get himself ready for the game.”
Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who has a high ankle sprain, practiced today and is also listed as questionable for the Patriots game.
The injuries to the Eagles’ secondary could spell trouble. New England has the National Football League’s second-ranked offense, averaging 426.7 yards per game, while quarterback Tom Brady has thrown 25 touchdowns against 10 interceptions and has completed 65.4 percent of his passes this season.
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