McNabb is doubtful to play Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles host the Kansas City Chiefs because of a broken rib. Kevin Kolb will make his second consecutive start at quarterback if McNabb can't go, but no matter who's under center, Vick will play in his first NFL regular-season game in 33 months.
What to do with Vick?
Vick is expected to run Philadelphia's version of the Wildcat offense. He might take a few snaps at quarterback and line up as a wide receiver or running back.
"He has continued to improve," Reid said. "He's done a little more throwing inside. We'll see how he does up until game day."
Trotter, 32, was an outstanding player during two stints with the Eagles, but knee problems curtailed his career.
"I just wanted to see where he was at," Reid said. "I wanted to see him move around a little bit, which I thought he did a good job with. I haven't made any decisions on it. I think he felt a little better physically than he did last time when he was here."
The Eagles also have interest in former starting right tackle Jon Runyan, who remains unsigned after having offseason knee surgery. Runyan worked out for the team two weeks ago.
"I thought Jon did a nice job when he was in," Reid said. "I want to keep everything open and evaluate."
The Eagles have been hit hard by injuries. They lost starting middle linebacker Stewart Bradley (knee), right tackle Shawn Andrews (back) and rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram (knee) for the season. Left guard Todd Herremans (foot) will miss his third consecutive game, and right guard Stacy Andrews (knee) isn't ready to start.
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