The Eagles announced that Michael Vick was cleared by an independent neurosurgeon today and was a full participant in practice. Getting cleared by the independent doctor is the final step in the NFL’s concussion protocol, so at this point it seems all but certain that Michael Vick will get the start this weekend when the Eagles host the Giants in their home opener.
Head coach Andy Reid already said earlier this week that if Vick was cleared to play, then he would be playing. So it doesn’t take much connecting of the dots to assume that Michael Vick will be playing this weekend.
Vick was listed as a full participant in practice today. Speaking to the media earlier, Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said that Vick looked “great” in practice.
“Oh absolutely, yeah. He has a great mentality, he looks great so we’ll see. Like you said, it’s not quite all in his hands, so we’ll see.”