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Roseman Updates QB Health Picture

On his weekly radio show on SportsRadio 94WIP, general manager Howie Roseman was asked about the health of the Eagles' two injured passers, Nick Foles and Michael Vick. Foles missed Sunday's loss to the New York Giants after suffering a concussion the week prior. With head coach Chip Kelly saying Monday that Vick is unlikely to play this week, the identity of this week's starting quarterback likely comes down to whether Foles is cleared to play. 

"It's hard for me to make a medical evaluation," Roseman said of Foles. "Before I left, I got a further update. I think that we will know tomorrow morning exactly where he is. We do have a practice tomorrow. I think we'll have a better indication at that time. He's still finishing up his testing and going from there. So I think by tomorrow morning we'll have something firm."

Foles took the imPACT test Monday as he continues to go through the post-concussion protocol. If he is unable to play this week, the start is likely to go to rookie Matt Barkley.

Roseman also addressed Vick's health, or relative lack thereof.

"I just go by what our team doctor and trainer, who I think are great, tell us," Roseman said. "They told us that he does have a hamstring strain. In terms of the length of time, I think part of that's going to be the rehab and how it's coming. Those muscle pulls, it's hard to determine exactly how long that's going to take.

"The health of our players is our No. 1 concern. From the top on down, we will never put our players in a position that puts them at risk."

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