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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Michael Vick leaves with hamstring injury, Matt Barkley replaces him


Michael Vick is out with an injury. Tell me something new.

Vick left the Philadelphia Eagles’ game against the New York Giants on Sunday after re-aggravating his hamstring injury. Ironically, Vick left the team’s Week 5 win over the Giants with a hamstring injury and was returning to action after missing the team’s last two games. Vick was termed questionable to return to the game after exiting in the second quarter. He was 6-for-9 for 31 yards and an interception before leaving the game.

Fourth-round pick Matt Barkley replaced Vick in the game and ended a strong drive with a fumble. Barkley made his NFL debut in a Week 7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week replacing Nick Foles, who suffered a concussion. He threw 3 interceptions in his debut. When you factor in the fumble, Barkley committed turnovers on his first four career drives.

The reality is that you cannot count on Michael Vick as your starting quarterback. The guy constantly gets hurt, and the truth is his inaccuracy as a passer makes him too unreliable and inconsistent.

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