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Vick Set to Practice With Eagles

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Philadelphia Eagles activated quarterback Michael Vick on Tuesday, the club announced. The move makes Vick eligible to practice with the team this week. He had been ineligible to practice while on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, on which the Eagles placed him at the outset of the season. Vick remains ineligible to play in this weekend's game. He is eligible to play in the Eagles' third game of the season under the terms of his reinstatement by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. . . . The Eagles released wide receiver Hank Baskett. Earlier on Tuesday, the team placed right tackle Shawn Andrews on the season-ending injured reserve list and officially signed quarterback Jeff Garcia.

-- FIRING COORDINATORS DIDN'T WORK: The three teams that fired their offensive coordinators before the season -- the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills -- all lost their season openers. But offensive output wasn't the big problem for those clubs in their openers, as the three teams averaged 23 points per game. Bills Coach Dick Jauron said after his club's 25-24 defeat Monday night at New England that he'd been satisfied with the play-calling of Alex Van Pelt, who was promoted during the preseason to replace the fired Turk Schonert. "I think Alex did a terrific job," Jauron said after the game. The most significant issues for the Chiefs, Buccaneers and Bills in their openers? They allowed an average of 32.3 points.

-- Mark Maske

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