Vick to sit out rest of season
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.”