Eagles: Kolb, Bradley cleared for return

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, left, is chased down and sacked by Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Miles Kennedy) (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

September 19, 2010 7:49:19 PM PDT
It appears that Michael Vick's time as the Eagles starting quarterback will be short.

The Philadelphia Eagles posted on their Facebook page that quarterback Kevin Kolb and linebacker Stewart Bradley have been cleared to return to practice by an independent doctor.

The post goes on to say both should be ready to play next week vs. Jacksonville.

Both Kolb and Bradley suffered concussions during a Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

At the time of his departure, Kolb was just 5 of 10 for 24 yards. Vick took over and completed 16 of 24 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 103 yards.

Vick started under center in Week 2 against the Lions. It was his first game as a starter since 2006 when he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons.

Vick missed the entire 2007 and '08 seasons while serving time in a federal prison for his role in an interstate dogfighting ring.

He signed with the Eagles last offseason as a free agent.

Reid previously said a concussion isn't going to change the pecking order of Kolb and Vick.

"Kevin knows he's the guy," Reid said. "I don't want to slight Michael at all in this because I am so happy for this kid and the progress that he's made since being incarcerated, in both life and on the football field. He's worked so stinking hard to get himself to this position.

"On the other hand, Kevin's the starting quarterback for this football team."


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