Foles cleared to play, returns to Eagles practice

Nick Foles, Eagles quarterback
Nick Foles has been medically cleared to practice after passing his concussion testing.

 

Quarterback ready, expects to play Sunday

Nick Foles looked and sounded like a man poised to start.

The Eagles quarterback, making his first comments since before leaving the Dallas game with a concussion, has passed all his testing and is medically cleared to play. Foles split the first-team reps with Matt Barkley at Tuesday’s practice, but don’t read too much into that. There is no exact science to divvying up the reps this early in the week.

Foles was careful not to name himself the starter, reminding reporters it was the coach’s decision, but he sure sounded confident.

“I’m ready. I cleared everything and I feel good,” Foles said. “I felt good out there today. It was a long week last week, but the most important thing was getting healthy. I had a lot of support, and I feel great. It was great to get back out there with the team and I feel like we had a good day today.”

Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur mentioned that the coaching staff wanted to evaluate Foles over the next few days before handing him back the job. Remember, Foles hasn’t practiced with his teammates, or done any physical activity, in nine days.

“We are going to see where [Foles] is at,” Shurmur said. “We haven’t seen him out here since he played in the Dallas game, so we’ve got to see where he’s at. He’s medically cleared, of course, but we just have to see how he responds to the practice reps today.”

Mike Vick also practiced, but there’s a very slim chance he’ll play against Oakland as the team awaits MRI results on his injured hamstring. Barkley, the rookie third-stringer, would be the guy if Foles suffers any kind of setback this week.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Thousands protest in New York over Eric Garner…

The Reverend Al Sharpton led thousands of chanting but peaceful activists in a march across Staten Island on Saturday to protest the death of Eric Garner.

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.

Local

MAP: New York City Street Closures August 22,…

The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K and NYC Family Health Walk-a-thon and Pakistan Day Parade and Fair will cause traffic delays and street closures in New York City this weekend. Plan…

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.…