Eagles' Vick encouraged in limited practice

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was encouraged by how he felt after going through some limited practice drills on Tuesday, and hasn't officially been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Vick's status is in question because he is still dealing with a pulled hamstring suffered in last Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Vick did not participate in team drills Tuesday. Vick said he felt better than he did on Sunday and was "surprised" at how well he was able to move and throw with velocity during practice.

"I was very surprised to be able to get out there and move around," Vick said after practice. "I was able to get some velocity on my throws. I was surprised, but I just have to keep working."

Asked if he thought he could play Sunday against the Buccaneers, Vick would not commit to an answer.

"I don't know," he said. "It's too early to say."

If Vick can't play, Nick Foles will start in his place. Foles led four scoring drives and threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes as the Eagles beat the Giants 36-21. Vick left the game in the second quarter with a left hamstring injury.

Coach Chip Kelly listed Vick on Monday as "day to day." An injury update will be released Wednesday.
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