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Head Coach Andy Reid

Opening remarks: "(TE) Evan Moore did not practice today. He has back spasms and we'll see how he feels. It's just a matter of clearing up with the pain and he'll be ready to go. (DT) Fletcher Cox is out and (LB) Mychal Kendricks is out. They're both at phase two right now, improving, (and) getting ready to go into phase three. (WR Jeremy) Maclin practiced today (in) full. (He) did a good job. He looks like he's ready to go.

"We look forward to the challenge of playing the New York Giants. (They're a) NFC East rival and it should be great conditions up there as it always is up there in the Meadowlands. The guys had a good week of practice. We look forward to going up and playing a good football team."

On whether the players are excited to play against the Giants this week despite the way the season has gone: "Yes, I do. That's how they've been throughout the season. They've been ready to go and play. It just hasn't turned out the way we wanted. One thing you don't have to worry about (with) NFC East games is (that) guys get fired up for those."

On when he knew Kendricks sustained a concussion: "I learned about it after the game. That's when I had heard about it. That's when the symptoms showed up."

On whether QB Michael Vick has earned an opportunity to compete for a starting job with the Eagles next season: "I told you yesterday that I'm not even at that point right now. We'll cover all that once we get back. The main thing is we're all getting ready for this game and getting ourselves ready to play. That's the important thing."

On how Vick has looked in practice this week: "He's done a nice job. He's spinning it pretty good and handling the offense well, managing it well. Look forward to getting him out there."

On whether the team responds differently to Vick's personality compared to QB Nick Foles' personality: "They're two different guys. Nobody has the same personality. Everybody puts their own personality into the offense. So, two different guys but he's handled it well. He's done well with it."

On who will be the primary linebackers in the nickel packages with Kendricks out: "We'll see. We've got a couple different combinations there. We'll just see how it works out."

On whether some players who have not seen action this year will get extended playing time this week to gain experience: "Just about everybody is playing right now. We're going to stick with the guys that have been doing it."

On whether Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie has spoken with the coaches about his plans for the offseason: "No, we haven't talked."

On why certain players seem to have big games against the Giants and other divisional foes: "(RB LeSean McCoy) is excited to play every game. That's one thing you never have to worry about with him. I understand the question but he doesn't get any more up for the Giants than he does another team. (That's) just how it's worked out."

On whether Vick was professional when he was originally told that Foles would be the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season: "(He's) been tremendous. He's been tremendous with the whole thing. I know how competitive he is and I know how much he wants to play. He's handled himself right, he's handled Nick right and that's important. You don't see that very often and he was able to manage that the right way."

On whether things turned out how he expected them to when he originally signed Vick four years ago: "I'm just happy for him that besides the football part his life is in order, he living the way he wants to live, and that's a positive. That's the most important thing. He's handling that well right now. The football part, both of us would have loved to have won more games this year and last year, but the most important thing for him right now was getting his life back in order. He's done that."

On whether he has decided if he wants to coach next year: "Listen, I don't know what I'd do without the media (joking). I want to coach. That's what I want to do."

On whether he will go through the same self-scouting process that he goes through each offseason: "That won't change. I'll go back and I'll make sure I look at all of that. I'm excited about getting ready for these New York Giants. That's where I'm at right now."

On whether he is certain he wants to coach in the NFL next year: "I do want to coach."

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