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Vick A Full Practice Participant

Quarterback Michael Vick was a full participant in Thursday's practice. Vick suffered a concussion last Sunday night against the Falcons and did not take part in Wednesday's practice.

In order to practice, Vick was evaluated and cleared by an independent neurologist.

Following practice, Vick went into the training room with head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder and did not meet with the media. Vick's teammates said that the quarterback was very much in control on the field.

"He looked fine. He made all of the right throws and he looked like himself," wide receiver Jeremy Maclin said. "I think he's in good shape."

Center Jason Kelce said that it was "like normal" to have Vick back on the field.

"We already know he's tough. He's a competitor. He wanted to go back in the game (Sunday night) despite the hit and everything," Kelce said. "We already knew he was a competitor and this is just reiterating that. He's not trying to sit out or anything. He's trying to win ballgames and championships. That's what his goal is."

Running back LeSean McCoy said that seeing Vick on the field gave the team "a push."

"Mike's our leader, so having him back is something big for us," McCoy said. "Not to say we don't have confidence in the other guys, we're very confident, but Mike Vick is Mike Vick. We're happy he's back."

Defensive ends Juqua Parker (ankle) and Darryl Tapp (pectoral) were the only players not to take part in practice on Thursday.

The following players, including Vick, were all full participants: safety Nate Allen (knee), tight end Brent Celek (hip), defensive end Trent Cole (hand), wide receiver Riley Cooper (hamstring), tight end Clay Harbor (ankle), linebacker Akeem Jordan (shoulder), tackle Winston Justice (knee), linebacker Brian Rolle (quad), cornerback Asante Samuel (finger), wide receiver Steve Smith (knee) and quarterback Vince Young (hamstring).

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