Andy Reid Committed to Michael Vick 'Today,' and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistOctober 16, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 02:  Head coach Andy Reid and Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles talk on the sideline against the Houston Texans at Lincoln Financial Field on December 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Soft endorsements continue to be the name of the game in Philadelphia, where Eagles head coach Andy Reid stated Monday he's committed to Michael Vick at

"Today I am," Reid said when asked if he was committed, according to's Tim McManus

But Reid also said he'd "tear things apart," and that he'd be taking a closer look at everything, including the quarterback position. 

We also found out from Reid that Juan Castillo will continue to call plays on defense: "That's the way I'm looking at it right now," he said, per McManus. "That's the way I'm looking at it as I stand right here." Again, not a ringing endorsement.

Then again, it's tough for Reid to strongly endorse anyone when his own job could be in jeopardy. Owner Jeffrey Lurie won't tolerate another 8-8 season from his head coach.

On Monday, I wrote that both Reid and Vick should be out if they can't improve on that and make the playoffs.

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...


Dallas Cowboys

From Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: It's officially a sprained foot for DeMarco Murray, forcing him to miss at least a game.

Two more injuries affecting the Cowboys, via Mike Jenkins is undergoing an MRI on his shoulder, while Sean Lissemore has a dreaded high-ankle sprain.


New York Giants

Gary Myers of the New York Daily News writes about the Giants' focus shifting to Robert Griffin III

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: The Giants get Chris Canty back at practice this week. 


Philadelphia Eagles's John Gonzalez asks if anyone besides Andy Reid believes in the Eagles.

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News says that with this offensive line, you can't blame Michael Vick.


Washington Redskins

From CSN Washington: Fred Davis has given Robert Griffin III an interesting nickname: Black Jesus.

Rich Campbell of the Washington Times has the latest development on Pierre Garcon's foot injury. Turns out he has an "inflamed capsule" under a toe, which will require more rest.