Vick Named Eagles’ Starting Quarterback

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick a...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PHILADELPHIA,PA – Michael Vick is the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback.

Head coach Chip Kelly said today before training camp practice that the 12-year veteran had won the competition with Nick Foles and will start the Sept. 9 season opener at Washington.

“I think Mike is ahead right now, and I think Nick made it very difficult there,”  Kelly said of the decision, which came after 20 training camp practices and two preseason games. “It wasn’t where one guy went north and the other guy went south. I think both of them upped their games, but at this point in time, Mike’s ahead, and we want to move forward.”

Each quarterback started one game and both led two touchdown drives during their preseason work.

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Chiefs Fire Andy Reid After 0-2 Preseason Start

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with Andy Reid today.  The firing comes just more than seven months after he was hired to be the team’s head coach and after just two exhibition games.

“Andy was hired to make us a winner,” said Chiefs president Mark Donovan.  “We weren’t looking to rebuild here for a few years.  We feel we have the talent to win now.  We made that very clear to Andy and he understood that an 0-2 record simply wasn’t in line with our goals.”

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