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Michael Vick will be Eagles' starter Sunday

Michael Vick was bound to be a starting quarterback again in the NFL at some point. How does Sunday sound?

Vick will start for the first time since Dec. 31, 2006, for the Philadelphia Eagles, who lost Kevin Kolb, the designated successor to Donovan McNabb, to a concussion on Sunday.

"I just didn't think it was going to happen this early, but, hey, we're in the moment and this -- it is what it is," Vick told ESPN's Sal Palantonio, "and I have to get ready to go out and play one, you know, of the best games of my life -- just try to go out and get win number one. ... I'm prepared mentally and physically and I'm obviously excited."

Vick last started for the Atlanta Falcons; he missed the 2007 and '08 seasons while he was serving time in a federal prison because of his involvement in a dogfighting ring. He also was suspended by the NFL.

The Eagles are banking on Vick to fill in capably, if not to regain the flash he showed when he led the Falcons to the NFC title game. Philly isn't exactly deep at QB. Mike Kafka will back up Vick on Sunday in Detroit. Eagles Coach Andy Reid isn't revealing who'll be the No. 3 QB.

"In my mind, I still feel like I can be a starter in this league. I know I can," Vick said. "I know I can still play at a high level. ... It takes time and it takes an opportunity to show that."

By Cindy Boren  | September 17, 2010; 2:05 PM ET
Categories:  NFL  
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