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Kolb will start for Eagles on Sunday; Vick could be activated

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid confirmed Friday that Kevin Kolb will start at quarterback against the visiting Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Kolb will make his second consecutive start in place of Michael Vick, who sustained a rib cartilage injury during a Week 4 loss to the Washington Redskins.

Reid said Vick participated more at practice Friday than he had any day since his injury and that the quarterback could suit up for Sunday's game.

"He doesn't have the pain he had before. He's making a lot of improvement," Reid said. "We'll see how it goes the next few days."

Vick replaced Kolb after the latter was injured during the season opener, then he led the Eagles to two victories. Kolb took over as starter last week and helped the Eagles win at San Francisco.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was a full participant in practice for the second consecutive day, despite a cracked rib. He is probable to play Sunday. Tight end Brent Celek (wrist) also is probable after practicing the last two days.

Defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley (elbow) and offensive tackle Jason Peters (knee) are out.

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