Vick Moves Up, Gets Barked in Oakland

Cali fans have mixed feelings about Vick's presence

Sunday, Oct 18, 2009  |  Updated 4:31 PM EDT
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Michael Vick is Philadelphia's backup quarterback for the first time this season, with Kevin Kolb in the third quarterback role.

The decision by coach Andy Reid means if Kolb enters Sunday's game against Oakland before the fourth quarter, both Vick and starter Donovan McNabb could not re-enter. The Eagles had kept three quarterbacks active the previous two games Vick played.

Inactive for Philadelphia Sunday are receivers Kevin Curtis and Brandon Gibson; offensive linemen Mike McGlynn and Todd Herremans; defensive end Jason Babin; cornerback Dimitri Patterson; and linebacker Joe Mays.

The inactives for the Raiders were receivers Chaz Schilens and Nick Miller; offensive linemen Langston Walker, Cornell Green and Robert Gallery; running backs Darren McFadden and Luke Lawton; and linebacker Ricky Brown.

Vick's presence in Oakland is mixed among Raiders fans. Animal activists flew a banner plane above the Coliseum which said: "Dog Fighter Go Home." Fans inside and outside the stadium barked like dogs and held signs saying "NFL, Please add dogfighting to your code of conduct" and "Vick: We Have Not Forgotten."

Since Vick signed with the team, they have been on a media blitz to shed his tarnished image. Just last week, the Eagles announced a new $500,000 grant program to combat animal cruelty called TAWK -- Treating Animals With Kindness.

But Vick did have some Cali supporters. "I'm a Michael Vick fan. I wanted to get the original jersey and sport that," said Charles Wright as he proudly wore his Vick jersey. "It's like this: Sooner or later you're going to have to forgive the guy anyway. You may as well get it out of your system."

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