September 17 Philadelphia Inquirer:
“Quarterback Kevin Kolb and linebacker Stewart Bradley did not practice Friday and are both listed as out for Sunday’s game against Detroit, Eagles coach Andy Reid said.
Both players had left the facility before practice began.
“They feel really great,” Reid said of Bradley and Kolb. Reid said they have shown no signs of lingering symptoms. He said the players have done exercise, which is part of the evaluation process.
Reid said Kolb and Bradley had “passed the written part of the concussion test. Their next test is to visit with the doctor later today and see what the results are.” The players will see Dr. William Welch.
Reid had said earlier in the week that Bradley was ahead of Kolb. “Bradley was there before Kevin at that point [to go see the doctor]. Bradley has felt pretty good for a couple of days.”
Michael Vick will start at quarterback, his first start since the final game of the 2006 season, for the Atlanta Falcons (against the Eagles, by the way). Mike Kafka will serve as the backup quarterback. Reid declined to say who the third quarterback is, only that there are several emergency options.
Reid was asked whether Vick needed to play more conservatively, given that Kafka is the lone backup.
“He has to play his game,” Reid said. “He can’t worry about all that.””
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