Kolb more likely to start for Eagles as ailing Vick again rests

Michael Vick didn't practice Thursday, so Kevin Kolb took all of the first-team repetitions at quarterback for the Eagles, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Vick, who is recovering from a rib cartilage injury, attended the early portion of practice and participated in warm-ups and did some throwing. But when the formal portion of practice began, the Eagles' starting quarterback left.

On Wednesday, Eagles coach Andy Reidwouldn't rule Vick for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, the quarterback's former team. But the coach qualified that statement by saying that if Vick didn't practice, he would miss his second consecutive game.

Vick was hurt during the first quarter of the Eagles' Oct. 3 loss to the Washington Redskins and missed last Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, when Kolb led the team to victory. Vick could sit out next weekend's road game against the Tennessee Titans, too, because the Eagles have a bye week after that.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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