Eagles not naming starter for preseason opener

Mike Vick and Nick Foles will split reps evenly during Friday night's preseason opener, according to coach Chip Kelly.
Mike Vick and Nick Foles will split reps evenly during Friday night’s preseason opener, according to coach Chip Kelly.

Don’t tell Chip Kelly the first preseason game is just days away. It isn’t going to speed up his decision to name a starting quarterback.

Mike Vick and Nick Foles shared first-team reps again Wednesday. Vick still appears to be have the upper hand, although Foles has looked sharp in joint practices against the Patriots. That being said, Kelly isn’t saying which one will take the first snap in Friday’s preseason opener.

“We do have to have someone start the game, but I wouldn’t say the guy who starts the game is going to be the starter overall, in general, as we get going on September 9,” Kelly said. “How do we divvy up Mike and Nick’s snaps? We’ll try to make that as even as possible.”

The news isn’t surprising. The team’s depth chart still lists both players as the starters. Kelly has stated numerous times that this is an open competition. Obviously he wants to see how Vick and Foles react in a live-game situation, something the two have gotten s small taste of going up against the Patriots’ first-team defense.

“I’ve never been a part of anything like this,” Foles said. “It’s a great experience to go against someone else and see different looks in a practice situation.”

Under Andy Reid, Eagles starters usually played only in the first quarter before giving way to the backups. On Wednesday, Kelly wouldn’t commit to his plan.

“That is kind of the model, but there’s got to be some flexibility between that,” Kelly said. “I guess those are more guidelines than rules.”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Rockets fired from south Lebanon toward Israel: news…

At least two rockets were fired on Saturday from southern Lebanon toward Israel, Lebanon's national news agency said, without saying who had launched them.

National

Obama to examine police use of military hardware…

U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police.

International

Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated.

National

SpaceX rocket terminated in Texas test flight

A Space Exploration Technologies’ Falcon 9 rocket suffered an anomaly shortly after launch on a test flight, triggering its automatic termination system.

Music

Arcade Fire concert review, Massachusetts, Aug. 19

Arcade Fire take the opposite approach of "Shut up and play the hits," and it works in their favor on the "Reflektor" tour.

Television

Recap: 'The Knick,' Season 1, Episode 3, 'The…

The third episode of Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" finds Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) meeting an old flame and other characters embracing self-destruction.

Music

Webcast: Watch Polyphonic Spree live on Sunday Aug.…

Polyphonic Spree singer Tim DeLaughter sits with Metro Music Editor Pat Healy for a chat and then the big band performs live. It begins on Sunday at 9:30 pm

Movies

Matthew Weiner on directing 'Are You Here' and…

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner discusses his movie "Are You Here," his history writing comedy and the tiny movie he directed in 1996 you can't see.

NFL

3 things we learned about the Giants in…

The Giants claimed the Snoopy trophy in a battle of MetLife Stadium tenants Friday night. But more importantly, the offense finally showed some life in…

NFL

3 things we learned about the Jets in…

The Jets lost the Snoopy Bowl, 35-24, to the Giants, losing the trophy and local bragging rights.

NFL

Fantasy football draft guide: How to draft your…

Many are wondering if we’re entering a new age in fantasy football drafting — one where running backs take a backseat.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Giants storylines to watch

The Giants have plenty to work on as they reach the dress rehearsal preseason game Friday night against the rival Jets.

Wellbeing

Asics is giving away free gear around NYC…

Asics wants to see you on the court - and in the stands for the U.S. Open, which begins Monday - by giving away free…

Sex

Big weddings may lead to long-term happiness

Dreaming of a big wedding? A new study indicates that the longer your guest list, the happier you’ll be in the long run. l A…

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…