Eagles QB Donovan McNabb was only a spectator at practice Thursday and it appears unlikely that he will play Sunday.
With the Eagles bye week looming and a winless team coming to the Linc there really was no rush to put McNabb back on the field and in harm’s way. Resting No. 5 gives him more time to heal before the Eagles host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 11.
Two other important Birds also sat out practice Thursday as wideout DeSean Jackson (groin) and running back Brian Westbrook (ankle) nursed injuries.
Third-year QB Kevin Kolb made his first career start last week in a loss to the New
Orleans Saints and is expected to start again.
Vick should see the field Sunday. The team prepared an “extensive” set of plays for their new Wildcat weapon to use Sunday, according to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.