Nick Foles Named Starter Against Oakland

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Rich Shultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Philadelphia Eagles will go with Nick Foles on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

Foles suffered a concussion on Oct. 20 against the Dallas Cowboys, but was cleared to play on Monday and practiced on Tuesday.  Rookie Matt Barkley will serve as the backup in place of the injured Michael Vick.

“Nick did really well,” Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said. “I know he was cleared, but we needed to see him. I was really happy with how Nick practiced yesterday.

“One of the good things about practicing on Tuesday is you can get your eyes on people who have been out. Nick did a really good job and Nick will be our starting quarterback this week,” he continued.

Vick’s hamstring flared up again in the first half during their loss to the Giants on Sunday.  Kelly would not name Foles the starting quarterback for next week’s game.

“I am going to make the determination who our quarterback is on a weekly basis, first and foremost based on health,” Kelly said. “In the ideal world, Mike’s the healthiest in the world, Nick’s the healthiest in the world, Matt’s the healthiest in the world. Let’s get to that point and we’ll have a conversation.”

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