Michael Vick to run hamstring through final test Friday
“I’m going to run 100 yards as fast as I can, and try to cut, try to make some subtle movement in the pocket and just see what happens,” Vick said after Thursday’s practice.
Seeing how running is huge dimension of Vick’s game, a less than 100 percent performance by him in the department could seriously hamper the Eagles’ chances of winning Sundays’ game against the New York Giants. Friday’s practice will play a crucial role in helping the Eagles’ determine whether Vick is ready to return to game action. Therefore, Vick has not made an official confirmation as yet of whether he will play against the Giants or not.
"There's always going to be doubt, fear of failure. To me, if I can't do it, it's going to be a failure” Vick said. “But I'm very optimistic."
“I’m ready to get to it. I’m ready to get it out of the way. I’m ready to just get it over with,” Vick added. “I’ve been throwing every day, just trying to keep my arm in shape, keep my mind mentally in football. But I really want to get out there and sprint and run. This is part of the process.”
With Nick Foles still sidelined with a concussion, the Eagles have only two healthy quarterbacks – Vick and Matt Barkley – remaining on the roster. Tight end James Casey continues to be the Eagles’ in-game emergency quarterback while GJ Kinne was recently signed to the practice squad.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Vick is likely to return for Week 8. Despite suffering the hamstring injury, Vick practiced in some capacity every day since and took first-team snaps this week. He survived Wednesday’s full practice and felt fine during Thursday’s session. Given that he doesn’t aggravate the hamstring injury by running full speed, Vick continues to look good to start Sunday against the Giants.