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Nick Foles, Mike Kafka in mix for Eagles' No. 2 QB role

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The Philadelphia Eagles are crossing their fingers that Michael Vick will start and finish this season in one piece, but he hasn't played a full 16-game slate since 2006.

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Until Vick proves otherwise, Philly's backup quarterback spot remains a hot topic. Unlike Brian Hoyer up in New England (does he even exist?), history tells us that third-year passer Mike Kafka will probably see the field in 2012.

Or will he? According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, rookie Nick Foles "can push" Kafka for the No. 2 spot in camp. McLane asked coach Andy Reid if Foles stood a chance of upsetting the pecking order.

"Absolutely. They're all in it," Reid said.

The Eagles are impressed with Foles' mechanics, although he's still raw. Coaches, meanwhile, have been working with Kafka's grip, which has improved his velocity.

Kafka doesn't have the strongest arm, but they believe he can run the offense if asked to step in. If Foles shows progress, we could have another interesting quarterback battle on our hands in Philadelphia.

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