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Head Coach Andy Reid

On injuries sustained during the game: "(DE Eric) Moncur was the only player who came out. He had cramps and got an IV"

On the game: "It was good to get the young players in there and give them an opportunity to play. They had quite a few reps, and that's what they needed. (S Kurt) Coleman did a nice job with two touchdowns."

On the play of QB Michael Vick in the first quarter: "He did okay. Not bad. I just wanted to give him a quick shot in there. I wanted to give him as close to a quarter as we could."

On why he elected to pull Vick from the game before halftime: "Because I wanted to. I think he's had enough work. The guy is 30-years-old, and he's been in this league a long time. I think he's ready to go."

On whether he wants to share what his plan is for the use of Vick during the regular season: "No, I really don't want to. Not before our first game."

On whether he has seen enough play from Vick in the preseason: "I'm fine with it. He did a nice job last week. He had some good reps (last week in Kansas City) and today he had some good reps."

On whether any players other than S Kurt Coleman stood out from tonight's game in terms of roster decisions: "I don't know about the roster spot part of it, I'll go back and look at that, but I liked what I saw from (RB Eldra) Buckley. He ran hard and aggressive when he had the opportunity and he was able to play fullback and special teams. There were a handful of guys."

On the play of WR Kelley Washington on special teams: "I thought he did a good job. I'll go back and look at his receiving downs, but it looked like on special teams that he played very well."

On his decision not to play DT Trevor Laws: "Actually Trevor had played more snaps than the other two starting defensive tackles (Mike Patterson and Brodrick Bunkley). I thought the number was good, so I backed off on (Trevor Laws)."

On the extended playing time for QB Mike Kafka: "That was really why I pulled (Michael Vick). Mike Kafka needs the work. He is a young guy and I just think that as many reps that he can possibly get are great for him. He can learn from it and we have it on tape so that he can come in and study it. I just think that every snap that he can get is a positive for him. For what he played tonight, he can learn from it."

On LB Moise Fokou's performance: "I think he has improved not only at the linebacker spot, and he was probably the strongest at the linebacker spot, but also the defensive end as a pass rusher. I liked what I saw there tonight and in the past weeks."

On whether Fokou can fill the joker role: "(DE Daniel) Te'o-Nesheim has been doing a little bit of it and he can possibly be that."

On evaluating the performances of the two players (CB Jorrick Calvin and DE Pannel Egboh) that they picked up this week: "Calvin, we wanted to make sure we got him in the game in return spots and corner spots. We gave him three quarters of the corner spot. And we let him start off as a punt returner. We gave him good reps, and we left him in there at the end for a couple more reps. He got a couple of long drives in, but we needed to get him out and get some fresh legs in there. He seemed to play very physical and did a nice job."

On the performance of DE Pannel Egboh: "He did a good job from what I saw. He had a couple pressures there. He had a couple tackles on the run game. He played hard and aggressive. I'll have to take a look at him on the tape."

On the value of CB Trevard Lindley and the other corners getting extended playing time against Jets' WR Santonio Holmes: "Great, he is a pretty good receiver. Anytime you can have that experience to play against some of the best receivers in the league, and I would put him up as one of the best, that helps you."

On what kind of player S Kurt Coleman is developing into: "Obviously, he's always around the ball, and that is always a good thing. If he has an opportunity to hit, he usually makes contact and he gets you pretty good. I might say that he had a miss a couple weeks ago, but for the most part he is a secure tackler. He likes to punish you when he hits you."

On whether Coleman learned the defense quickly: "Yes, he's a smart kid."

On where Reid sees S Macho Harris: "Macho is doing both the safety spot and the nickel spot, so Macho got a lot of good snaps tonight. We will have to go back and evaluate how he played. I thought he did some good things. He missed a couple of tackles, but he did a couple of good things there.

On Harris's versatility in terms of being able to play both safety and corner: "He does have that versatility where he can play corner in an emergency situation, plus a safety spot and the nickel position."

On whether tonight's game will help with making roster decisions: "This will help in some of the closer decisions that we've got to make and both (General Manager) Howie (Roseman) and I tried to spend a lot of time during camp and these preseason games really evaluating the young guys and giving them a lot of opportunity to play and just seeing how they handle it. We'll get together tomorrow and Saturday and go through all of it."

On whether the linebacker position is one where there will be difficult decisions to make: "They'll be some decisions that we have to make that are tough. I think there are a couple of other spots too, but that's one that there's quite a bit of competition."

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