Eagles QB tracker: Vick impressive with 1st team

Eagles QB tracker: Vick impressive with 1st team

August 2, 2013, 4:15 pm
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Michael Vick, seen here during minicamp in June, took 22 snaps with the ones and 34 total on Friday. (USA Today Images)

Friday marked a full week of training camp for the Eagles. A pattern has emerged during that time: When Michael Vick looks for a big play, DeSean Jackson tends to be on the receiving end.

The tandem has connected on several long passes so far, including a 40-yard bomb to end Wednesday’s practice. That trend continued on Friday at the NovaCare Complex. During 11-on-11 drills with the first team, Jackson beat cornerback Eddie Whitley one-on-one down the right sideline, and Vick hit the speedy wide receiver in stride for a touchdown that went about 50 yards.

“He’s doing a great job,” Jackson said about Vick. “We’ve been working all offseason, mini-camps and things like that. We’re just furthering our ability to go out there and continue to make big plays.”

The quarterback rotation continued on Friday with Vick getting the most first-team reps. Vick took 22 snaps with the ones and 34 total. Nick Foles – who got the most first-team reps on Thursday – took 30 total snaps on Friday (12 with the ones). Rookie Matt Barkley took 15 snaps, all with the third team.

By CSNPhilly.com’s unofficial tally, Vick went 15-for-16. He also completed 12 straight passes.

Foles, who connected on 13 of his 19 attempts, threw his best pass of the afternoon during an 11-on-11 session with the second team. The second-year signal caller saw 6-foot-7 wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah matched up one-on-one with cornerback Trevard Lindley along the right sideline and unleashed a 50-yard pass that Momah hauled in for a touchdown as he rolled across the goal line.

Barkley, meanwhile, went 9-for-15. His most notable throw happened during seven-on-seven drills when he hit wide receiver Will Murphy for a long completion down the left sideline.