Report: Young, not Kafka, is Eagles' next QB if Vick injured

The Philadelphia Eagles added Vince Young during the offseason as an insurance policy against an injury to starting quarterback Michael Vick. That plan finally might be ready to be put into place.

Eagles coach Andy Reid said this week that Young is fully recovered from a preseason hamstring injury. That likely makes Young -- and not Mike Kafka, who threw two interceptions during last week's loss to the New York Giants -- the No. 2 quarterback behind Michael Vick.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Saturday that Young is the "likely replacement" should Vick aggravate his bruised hand or leave yet another game with an injury.

Vick has left little doubt that he will start in Sunday's game against San Francisco 49ers, just days after it was believed he would miss the game with what was believed to be a broken right hand. Officially, Vick is listed as probable after practicing Friday. He will have extra protection, thanks to a Kevlar pad inside the glove he's expected to wear on his non-throwing hand.

But history suggests Vick might not finish the game -- he has been knocked out of the last two with injuries. If that's the case again, it's more than likely Young will make his delayed debut for the Eagles.

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