Vick to sit out rest of sea­son

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS -

Philadel­phia Ea­gles coach Andy Reid said Nick Foles will re­main the starter for the rest of the sea­son, even when Michael Vick re­turns from a con­cus­sion.

“No. 1, I just think he’s play­ing well enough to where I think he can win foot­ball games for us,” Reid said Mon­day. “And No. 2, I think where we sit at this po­si­tion in the sea­son, I think it’s the right thing to do.”

Foles had his best per­for­mance of the sea­son for the Ea­gles (3-9) in a 38-33 loss at Dal­las on Sun­day night. Foles has started the last three games since Vick was in­jured on Nov. 11. Foles was 22 of 34 for 251 yards and one touch­down against the Cow­boys. He has thrown for 793 yards, two touch­downs and three in­ter­cep­tions and has a passer rat­ing of 73.3.

Reid didn’t even com­mit to hav­ing Vick back up Foles. Trent Ed­wards is the No. 2 quar­ter­back.

■ The Ea­gles fired de­fen­sive line coach Jim Wash­burn. Former de­fen­sive line coach Tommy Brasher will re­place Wash­burn.

Bears: Coach Lovie Smith in­di­cated that line­backer Brian Ur­lacher pulled a ham­string Sun­day, but backed away from that af­ter a fol­low-up ques­tion. Ur­lacher told a Chicago TV sta­tion he was sim­ply sore.

Chiefs: Break­ing their si­lence for the first time, the fam­ily of the woman shot and killed by line­backer Jo­van Belcher said their “hearts are truly bro­ken” and asked for pri­vacy while they grieve the loss of two loved ones. Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girl­friend, Kasan­dra Perkins, on Satur­day be­fore com­mit­ting sui­cide, po­lice said. The cou­ple had a 3-mon­thold daugh­ter, Zoey. “Our hearts are truly bro­ken for Kasi was a beloved daugh­ter, grand­daugh­ter, sis­ter, mother, cousin and friend,” the fam­ily said in a state­ment. The fam­ily also asked that the me­dia “re­spect our pri­vacy dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time.”

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