Head coach Andy Reid reiterated yesterday that Kevin Kolb is his No. 2 quarterback in the wake of adding Michael Vick to the roster. In fact, Vick is listed as the fifth quarterback on the depth chart. Of course, Vick hasn't played a game in two years.
But by signing Vick and with the Eagles hoping to incorporate him into the offense this season, how is that going to affect Kolb?
"I just trust Andy and know that he's doing the best thing for our team and trust what he's told me in my position," Kolb said. "The biggest thing right now for me personally is to get back on the field and get some reps."
Kolb suffered an MCL sprain last Monday and missed the preseason opener against the Patriots. He returned to practice in a limited capacity on Sunday. The Eagles' second exhibition game is this Thursday in Indianapolis. Kolb understands how important it is for him to be on the field in the preseason.
"Nobody wants to be out there worst than I do," Kolb said. "This is my time that I need to get my game reps. Everybody knows that's the one thing that's holding me back from the next level. I'm very anxious getting back on the field."
It's one thing for Kolb, who is now in his third season, to be battling with Donovan McNabb for playing time. Now, you're adding a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback in Vick as well.
"As young players, we watched these two guys as the top quarterbacks in the league," Kolb said. "You have to sit back and kind of enjoy it a little bit. A lot of it is competitiveness, but also it's nice to have those guys around you all of the time."
Kolb may be the No. 2 quarterback, but he isn't taking that spot for granted.
"I also know that in this game crazy things can happen," Kolb said. "I know that he's a great athlete. I'll just keep preparing harder and push harder and hopefully get that spot."
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:22 p.m., August 16