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Eagles QB Vick expects to play Sunday after three-week absence

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick took part in a full practice Monday for the first time since fracturing two ribs in Week 10 and told reporters he will play this weekend against the Miami Dolphins.

"I’ll absolutely be out there in Miami," Vick said, according to the team's official website. "It felt great to be back out there with my teammates and throw the ball around with them. Now, I have a little more confidence with my ribs. It feels like I haven’t played in months, so I’m excited to be out there.

"I wouldn’t say my ribs are 100 percent, but I’m getting better every day and I feel good."

Vick has missed three games with the injury, thrusting backup quarterback Vince Young into the starting lineup. The Eagles went 1-2 behind Young, and their 4-8 record has many speculating whether or not coach Andy Reid will be back for a 14th season in Philadelphia.

"I just think we put ourselves in bad situations sometimes, including myself," Vick said. "I was a big part of it. ... Obviously, I wish I could have done more this year like I did last year, but that's just not the case."

Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha practiced some Monday and said he cleared his baseline concussion test after suffering a head injury last Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks. Asomugha also is dealing with a hyperextended knee he suffered in practice last week.

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) didn't practice Monday, according to the team, but plans to practice this week and play Sunday. Offensive tackle King Dunlap practiced for the first time since he suffered a concussion Nov. 13, per the team's website, while cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) was limited and listed himself as day to day with a high ankle sprain.

The Eagles signed veteran safety Tom Nelson to the active roster Monday and placed safety Colt Anderson on season-ending injured reserve because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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