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Kolb Will Start, DeSean Jackson Out Against Titans

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    Kevin Kolb will start Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, coach Andy Reid announced today, with the injured Michael Vick "involved" as a backup.

    Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is not expected to play at all after suffering a concussion in a helmet-to-helmet hit that cost Atlanta corner Dunta Robinson a hefty $50,000 fine. Jackson is expected to recover, but has yet to pass any neurological exams clearing him to play.

    Asked whether Kolb, just named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week, could earn back his starting job, Reid said he wasn't thinking that far ahead -- and then called a question about the Eagles' quarterback situation "stupid."

    (Somewhere, Kolb probably cried again. Words cut, you know.)

    The announcement wasn't a surprise. Vick was listed third quarterback on Sunday against the Falcons, but watched from the locker room as he got treatment on for the rib injury suffered in week 4 against the Redskins. He only began taking reps again with the scout team on Friday, and left that practice session early.

    Kolb, meanwhile, has redeemed himself somewhat after a miserable pre-season and shaky start week one. He threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns in last week's win, enough to stave off an entire city's tears at the news of another start.

    Still, the question Reid dismissed has no clear answer -- and as Birds Nest's Brian Solomon pointed out, it will continue to be asked as the Eagles expect Vick to emerge from their upcoming bye week as healthy as ever.