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Michael Vick takes bulk of Eagles' top practice reps

The Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback job is Michael Vick's to lose.

Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski tweeted Saturday that the veteran passer took the lion's share of first-team reps in Saturday's practice, with Nick Foles settling in with the second unit.

As SiriusXM NFL Radio's Adam Caplan noted, it's the first time we've seen such a clear distinction in workload. Both quarterbacks regularly have split first-team reps throughout camp, but Vick was outstanding in Thursday's preseason win over the Carolina Panthers. He's clearly on track to start in the Eagles' critical Week 3 preseason matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

We debated the Eagles' quarterback duel on Friday's Around the League Podcast, but there isn't much to argue over at this stage. Vick has responded well to the competition -- he's happier than he's been in years -- and he's playing some of his best football in Chip Kelly's go-go offense. This feels like a match.

UPDATE: Kelly still isn't ready to declare Vick the starter, according to USA Today's Jarrett Bell. "We're going through the process," Kelly explained. All signs, though, point to the process churning out Vick as QB1.

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