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Andy Reid should keep LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick off the field

One writer argues that Eagles' head coach Andy Reid shouldn't risk further injuries to LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick and instead should keep them sidelined for the remainder of the season.


The Philadelphia Eagles have lost seven straight games heading into Sunday night's contest with the Dallas Cowboys, and with quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy both suffering concussions this season. Marcus Hayes of writes Friday that Reid should not further risk injuries to Vick or McCoy by leaving them on the sidelines for the rest of the season.

Hayes writes that Vick "should not take another (hit) this season," adding, "neither should McCoy."

He continues, stressing the importance of keeping them safe, especially with the NFL's concussion policies:

"Despite the NFL's evolving concussion protocols, common sense - and reams of research papers - indicates that it takes weeks or months to fully recover from the sort of head hits Vick and McCoy took. They make millions to put themselves at risk. Their union has agreed to the safety standards. But, now, to what end?"

Rookie quarterback Nick Foles will make his third straight start Sunday night against the Cowboys, while McCoy is listed as doubtful, as his recovery from the concussion suffered against the Washington Redskins remains in its beginning phases.