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Extra Work For Vick On First Day Of Practice

Quarterback Michael Vick wrapped up his first day of practice as an Eagle on Saturday with a one-word response to the question from a large media contingent asking him how his day of work went.

"Great," said Vick as he jogged off the field and into the locker room at the NovaCare Complex.

Truth be told, Vick did look very good in the work that he received. He took part in every phase of the workouts, including taking one practice rep with the starters in the seven-on-seven red zone drills. Vick threw a few beautiful long passes to receivers in their one-on-one drills against defensive backs, and was particularly sharp throwing to Jeremy Maclin when Maclin shifted gears and ran past cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu for a touchdown.

Late in practice, Vick took some snaps in the 11-on-11 part of practice with the third-team offense. His final pass was a tad behind receiver Danny Amendola for an incompletion.

After practice, Vick stayed with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach James Urban working on his footwork and some of the hitches and slides the Eagles ask their quarterbacks to do. He also threw some passes to Maclin as part of the drills. As Vick went into the locker room, the media followed him and Vick paused for a moment. Then cornerback Asante Samuel stepped in front of Vick and said, "I'm taking over here. What do you want to know?"

Vick then went into the training room and Samuel walked away.

The Eagles did not make Vick available to the media following practice and there are no plans to do so in the near future.

-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 3:55 p.m., August 15

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