Andy Reid Names Michael Vick The Starter Against Jacksonville

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Andy Reid Names Michael Vick The Starter Against Jacksonville
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The NFL Network has just reported two NFC East roster changes.  The Philadelphia Eagles' starter against the Jacksonville Jaguars will be Michael Vick, not Kevin Kolb as previously stated by Head Coach Andy Reid.  Most likely, this was due to Kolb experiencing a headache or some other symptom while working out today.  However, the actual reason has not been revealed.  Andy Reid will reportedly address the media at 6:30pm eastern time.

Meanwhile, the Washington Redskins have released running back Larry Johnson as reported by Jason LaCanfora.  Johnson had beaten out Willie Parker as the back-up to Clinton Portis.  The Redskins could promote Ryan Torrain from their practice squad, or may sign a free agent.  Whomever they select to replace Johnson will have to be a multi-purpose Back.  Portis is currently the unquestioned starter.  The player who backs him up must be an accomplished blocker, runner, and pass receiver out of the backfield.

On a non-NFC East note, the Houston Texans' starting left tackle, Duane Brown, has been suspended four games by the league, reportedly for using a performance enhancing drug.  Replacing him won't be easy.  This comes at a fortuitous time for the Dallas Cowboys, who play Houston this coming weekend.  Houston defeated Dallas during the preseason handily.

That's it for up-to-date news and notes.  Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for more developments.

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