Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will not play Sunday against Washington as he continues to recover from a concussion, meaning rookie Nick Foles will make his first NFL start.
Eagles head coach Andy Reid made it official on Friday, declaring Vick out. The veteran signal-caller is still dealing with the effects of what Reid earlier this week called a "pretty significant" concussion, which forced him out of last Sunday's 38-23 home loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Trainer Rick Burkholder said Vick is still bothered by headaches, lethargy and lack of sleep, in addition to earlier reports of sensitivity to light. Vick took an "impact test" on Friday and performed below his baseline, and will have another one on Monday.
Foles took over for Vick last week and threw for 219 yards while completing 22-of-32 passes with a touchdown. He also threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown and lost a fumble that was recovered by Dallas in the end zone for another score, as the Eagles lost their fifth straight game to fall to 3-6.
Also listed as out are wide receivers Jason Avant and Mardy Gilyard, both with hamstring issues. Guard Danny Watkins is questionable with a troublesome ankle injury.