Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick did a lot more than expected at practice Tuesday, despite a hamstring injury that is expected to keep him out of the lineup this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Nick Foles practiced with the starters in team drills in place of Vick, who said he was "very surprised" at how good he felt just two days after suffering the injury. Vick participated in individual drills.
There "wasn't too much I couldn't do," Vick said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Vick was back on the field Wednesday, starting off the practice session in full pads, but he ended up leaving early, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Vick's accuracy has been up and down this season. Eagles coach Chip Kelly relied more on Vick's legs against the Giants last week, and he won't want to force Vick back on the field too soon. Foles did a nice job getting the ball out of his hands quickly in the same game. Foles missed some deep shots, but he showed nice pocket movement and was aggressive during the Week 5 win.
It's a surprise that Vick got back on the practice field so soon, but it still looks like Foles' job this week. Foles played very well against the Buccaneers last year. If Foles does that again, perhaps Kelly can be even more cautious about bringing Vick back on the field.