Quarterback Vince Young will continue to take reps with the first team during Tuesday's practice, according to head coach Andy Reid. The development likely means Young should be expected to start in Michael Vick's place on Thursday against Seattle.
The practice was Philadelphia's only scheduled full session this week, since the Eagles have a long flight to Seattle before Thursday night's game.
Though Vick did not practice, Reid said the Pro-Bowl quarterback was expected to throw on the side.
"He's making progress every day," said Reid. "Right now he can't torque, put the heavy torque on the ball without feeling some pain there. So I've just got to wait and see. Until that goes away he can't throw consistently."
Vick has missed two straight games after suffering broken ribs during a Week 10 loss against the Arizona Cardinals. Young has started both games in Vick's absence. He helped win his first start with a late touchdown pass, but the Eagles lost in his second start on Sunday against the New England Patriots, 38-20.
Young completed 26 of 48 passes for 400 yards, one touchdown and one interception against New England. In two starts, he is 49-85 for 658 yards, three touchdowns and five interceptions.