Michael Vick remains limited at practice as he recovers from his latest hamstring pull, but since coach Chip Kelly won’t address his starting quarterback situation until all quarterbacks are healthy, Kelly would only say that Nick Foles is the first-team quarterback for Wednesday’s practice.
Vick was again with his teammates on the practice field and will participate, but he won’t be the guy taking first-team reps.
“He was limited yesterday, now he’s working with our trainers and strength and conditioning staff and we’ll see how he is ...” Kelly said.
When asked if Foles will start against the Packers at Lambeau Field Sunday, Kelly responded "Nick is starting in practice today.”
And so it goes on.
“We’ll be consistent the whole year,” Kelly added.
The only guy on the 53-man roster who appeared to be out of practice was defensive tackle/end Cedric Thornton, who has been nursing a knee injury for about two weeks but hasn’t missed either of the past two games. Thornton wore sweatpants and his jersey during warmups, which is how he was dressed Tuesday.
Wide receiver Riley Cooper rejoined practice after missing Tuesday with an illness. He warmed up with a helmet on and appeared good to practice in full. Right cornerback Bradley Fletcher and left tackle Jason Peters, who each suffered pectoral injuries against the Raiders, were wearing helmets at practice. Peters is also pushing through finger and shoulder injuries.
Reserve linebacker Jake Knott (hamstring) and wide receiver/return specialist Damaris Johnson (ankle) were also at practice with helmets.