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Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick say they accept whatever Andy Reid decides

Kevin Kolb is disappointed that he no longer is the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback, but he understands. Michael Vick is sympathetic but ready to start in Kolb's place.

"I want to be out there," Kolb told reporters. "I feel like I'm a starter in this league but at the same time I'm a team player, I want to do what's best for our team and do what I can for Mike. Again, it's tough, because I feel like I can be out there and I'm ready now, but [Coach] Andy [Reid] always takes the best interests of the team first and he always takes the best interests of his players, too. ... Basically it came down to this being best for everybody."

Asked if he felt that he lost his job because he was injured, Kolb, who suffered a concussion in the Eagles' opener and watched as Vick led the team to a win over Detroit, said, "I'm not going to answer that."

Vick, who said all the right things about going back to the bench after his performance Sunday, admitted he was surprised at being named the starter. "At the same time, I'm grateful for the opportunity and very humbled by the opportunity. At the end of the day, we want to win football games."

Meanwhile, ESPN reports that teams have called the Eagles to inquire about Kolb's availability. One of them reportedly is Cleveland Browns General Manager Tom Heckert, who held the same job in Philadelphia last year.

Reid, asked if Kolb would still be in Philly after the the Oct. 19 trade deadline, said: "Listen, I can't predict anything down that far. Nobody in this league can do that."

By Cindy Boren  | September 22, 2010; 1:27 PM ET
Categories:  Michael Vick, NFL  
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