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Eagles FB Owen Schmitt

October 23:

Philadelphia Eagles news and stories from around the web…

Eagles ready for either Titans’ QB

October 23 Camden Courier-Post:

“The Eagles assume that Vince Young will be the quarterback Sunday for Tennessee, but they’ve prepared for the scenario that veteran backup Kerry Collins might start instead.

Collins threw for 110 yards and a touchdown on 11-of-16 passing in the Titans’ 30-3 win over Jacksonville on Monday night after Young left the game early with knee and ankle sprains.

Young didn’t practice all week and indications out of Nashville are that Collins, the former Giants quarterback and 16-year veteran, will make his first start of the season.

“We’re ready for whichever quarterback’s there,” Reid said. “They have a little bit of the same situation we have here and they have two good quarterbacks, guys that have won a lot of games in the National Football League, and so you have to be ready for both guys. Neither one’s a slouch, man.”

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Jackson to stay on sidelines

October 23 Camden Courier-Post:

“DeSean Jackson hasn’t made much progress since sustaining a concussion in a violent collision that knocked him out of Sunday’s win over Atlanta.

The Pro Bowl wideout won’t play Sunday against the Titans, coach Andy Reid said Friday, and is still sore in his neck and shoulder — the areas of impact from the punishing hit administered by Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson.

“Really, it’s more the place where DeSean took the hit that’s more sore than the head,” Reid said. “His mind’s clear — he hasn’t passed the test yet but his mind’s clear. He feels good in that area, but just the area on the right side where (Robinson) hit him there, so it’s a bit sore.

“And then kind of up through his back and neck area, just from the shock of the hit there.”

Reid said Jackson seemed more upbeat and moved around better Friday than earlier in the week, which he considered progress, but Jackson hasn’t passed the first of a long line of concussions exams he must clear before he can practice.

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Kolb to start at QB for Eagles, but Vick is on deck if needed

October 23 Philadelphia Daily News:

“TOMORROW AT Tennessee, both Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick will be in uniform for the Eagles, and Kolb will start at quarterback, the first time all that has happened since the season opener.

What it all means going forward, we don’t really know. We know that the Eagles listed Vick as “questionable” on the injury report even though they also listed him as a full practice participant Thursday and yesterday.

Clearly, even though Vick told reporters yesterday that he could “throw the ball full strength and effectively,” he is not completely back to where he was before he got crunched between two Redskins on Oct. 3.

“I’m able to go out and suit up this week, so that says a lot,” Vick said.

Neither Vick nor Eagles coach Andy Reid was willing to define a role tomorrow for Vick, who spent his practice time this week with the scout team. With the bye week next, it would be a surprise if Vick did much tomorrow.

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Schmitt waives arraignment in 2009 traffic charge

October 23 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“Eagles fullback Owen Schmitt waived an arraignment on Wednesday for a year-old charge that he was driving with a suspended license in Seattle, a charge his attorney expects to be dismissed because of a paperwork error.

The next arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 16, according to Schmitt’s attorney, Diego Vargas. Because Schmitt is currently living in Philadelphia, Vargas does not expect the court to require him to appear.

The violation occurred on Oct. 5, 2009, not earlier this month as was reported in Friday’s Inquirer. Schmitt was pulled over for a moving violation, a charge that was eventually dismissed.

He was also cited for driving with a suspended license, but only, Vargas said, because Schmitt had initially failed to file the necessary paperwork for reinstatement. The case has dragged on for more than a year, according to Vargas, because the violation is considered minor and the state of Washington has two years to file a charge.

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