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Vick ‘optimistic’ he’ll face Giants
Question of the Day
“I’m optimistic about it,” Vick said after practicing Tuesday. “I’ve got a good chance.”
Nick Foles replaced him just before halftime vs. New York, and threw two touchdowns. He then threw three more touchdowns and ran for another when the Eagles beat the Buccaneers 31-20 Oct. 13. But Foles threw for just 80 yards in three quarters before suffering a concussion in a 17-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
“It’s progressed very quickly,” Vick said. “It’s gotten better each and every day. But I just don’t want to lose sight of what’s gotten me to this point.
“It’s a very delicate situation. You want to get back out there and you want to play and you want to help your teammates. That’s what’s eating me up on the inside right now. I wish I could speed up the recovery process, but I can’t.”
“That’s something we’ve got to do — and see what it feels like,” he said. “I have to give it a go. I just don’t want to do it this early in the week.”
NFL gets ‘A’ for diversity hiring
The NFL received its fourth consecutive A grade for its racial hiring practices amid concerns over a significant drop in minority head coaches this season.
The league also drew a C+ for gender hiring practices in the annual report by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport released Tuesday.
The total number of women and people of color at or above the vice president level increased by 11 percent.
The league received an overall grade of B. The institute says it issues the grades in relation to the overall patterns in society.
Around the league
FALCONS: Atlanta signed former Raiders and Bengals linebacker Thomas Howard and waived Jamar Chaney.
COLTS: Indianapolis put Reggie Wayne on season-ending injured reserve and signed cornerback Jalil Brown to take his roster spot, though it’s possible the Colts could add a receiver this week.
LIONS: Detroit released tight end Tony Scheffler, who missed the last two games with a concussion.
CARDINALS: Arizona signed speedster Teddy Williams and intend to use him as a wide receiver.
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