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Injury Report: Lions DE Avril Out

Sunday afternoon's game between the Eagles and Detroit Lions will officially pit two backup quarterbacks against each other. Eagles head coach Andy Reid ruled out Kevin Kolb (concussion) on Friday and said that Michael Vick will get the start for the Eagles as they search for their first win of the season on the road. For the Lions, Matt Stafford was ruled out with a shoulder injury incurred in the season opener, paving the way for veteran Shaun Hill to start for the Lions.

Middle linebacker Stewart Bradley (concussion) was also ruled out for the Eagles. He'll be replaced by Omar Gaither. Aside from Kolb and Bradley, nine players were listed as probably on the Eagles' official injury report: wide receiver Jason Avant (back), defensive end Antwan Barnes (wrist), running back Mike Bell (toe), guard Nick Cole (knee), guard Todd Herremans (ankle), tackle Austin Howard (back), linebacker Akeem Jordan (groin), defensive tackle Trevor Laws (oblique) and punter Sav Rocca.

Stafford isn't the only Lions starter who was ruled out on Friday, as left defensive end Cliff Avril will not play Sunday after missing practice all week with a knee and finger injury. He'll be replaced by Turk McBride. Two other starters, free safety Louis Delmas (groin/biceps) and middle linebacker DeAndre Levy (groin) are questionable. Levy missed the season opener. Finally, safety C.C. Brown (forearm) and running back Jahvid Best (Toe) are probable.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 4:18 p.m., September 17

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