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Philadelphia QB Foles ready, willing, should Eagles call on him as Vick works his way back

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles throws a pass during practice at the NFL football team's training facility, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in  Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles throws a pass during practice at the NFL football team's training facility, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly throws a pass along with quarterbacks Nick Foles, left, and Michael Vick during NFL football practice at the team's training facility, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly throws a pass along with quarterbacks Nick Foles, left, and Michael Vick during NFL football practice at the team's training facility, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks from left Nick Foles, Matt Barkley and Michael Vick throws passes during practice at the NFL football team's training facility, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in  Philadelphia. Foles may get another chance to play against Tampa Bay if  Vick can't go because of a hamstring injury. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks from left Nick Foles, Matt Barkley and Michael Vick throws passes during practice at the NFL football team's training facility, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Philadelphia. Foles may get another chance to play against Tampa Bay if Vick can't go because of a hamstring injury. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

Nick Foles prepares each week like he's one play away from being the starter. It's no different now that he's taking first-team reps in practice.

After stepping in for an injured Michael Vick and helping lead the Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) to a 36-21 win over the New York Giants, Foles is getting ready to make his seventh career start, if needed, at Tampa Bay (0-4) on Sunday.

"It always feels good getting reps," Foles said. "No matter what day it is out here, whoever I'm running with, I enjoy it, I cherish it. I always want to get better."

Vick threw passes again on Wednesday, but didn't participate in team drills for the second straight day because of a pulled left hamstring. He was injured on a scramble late in the second quarter against the Giants.