Eagles' Vick says taking big hits no longer worth the risk

The Philadelphia Eagles are mathematically still in the playoff hunt, and are also getting healthy.

Barring a setback with his injured ribs, quarterback Michael Vick will return from his three-game absence to start this weekend against the Miami Dolphins. Along with Vick, the Eagles had all of their injured players take part in Wednesday's practice, according to the team.

Vick even declared after the latest setback he's "sliding from here on out."

"There are going to be times when I can't get that extra yard and I just need to get down," Vick said, according to the team's website. "When I take hard hits all the time, I end up on the sideline, watching, and not being accountable to my teammates.

"It's not worth taking a big hit just for an extra yard, unless it's to get a first down or a touchdown."

After enough reminders -- he's played through numerous injuries the last three seasons -- Vick is making it very clear he understands the need to stay on the field.

"My teammates tell me every week that I need to stop taking these hits," said Vick. "When so many people are telling you something, it must have some merit."

The Eagles had a full roster on Wednesday: cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (concussion, knee), offensive tackles King Dunlap (concussion) and Todd Herremans (biceps) and defensive tackle Trevor Laws (knee) all took part in full practice.

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin practiced on a limited basis and is on track to return after missing the past three games with shoulder and hamstring injuries. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) also took part in a limited portion of practice.

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