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Vick has concussion but status unclear

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Vick still has to clear some NFL-mandated post-concussion tests, but the Eagles did not rule out their quarterback for Sunday's home opener against the Giants.

If he can't go, Andy Reid will decide between Vince Young and Mike Kafka as the replacement, though signs point to the Eagles coach going with Kafka.

Vick suffered his concussion in the third quarter of Sunday's 35-31 loss to the Falcons. Vick pleaded to re-enter the game, Reid said. Though the Eagles considered the concussion mild, they could not allow him in once he was diagnosed.

Reid said that when he spoke with Vick on the plane ride home from Atlanta and quizzed him, "He remembered everything, recalled everything."

Tebow not moving

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos coach John Fox made it clear Monday that Tim Tebow's future lies in throwing passes, not catching them.

A day after using his backup quarterback as an emergency wide receiver, Fox reiterated: "He is a quarterback."

The Broncos had only three healthy receivers because Brandon Lloyd (groin) was a late scratch. Then Eddie Royal (groin) and rookie tight end Julius Thomas (high ankle sprain) left with injuries.

Fox joked that Tebow, the former Heisman winner at Florida, stepped in and "actually graded 100 percent."

BENGALS: Receiver Jordan Shipley has a torn ACL in his left knee, ending his season.

CHIEFS: An MRI exam confirmed that running back Jamaal Charles (left knee) is out for the season.

COWBOYS: Quarterback Tony Romo, who fractured a rib Sunday at San Francisco, also showed evidence of a collapsed lung. He left the field briefly but came back to finish vs. the 49ers and should not miss a game.

FALCONS: The league fined cornerback Dunta Robinson $40,000 for his flagrant hit Sunday on the Eagles' Jeremy Maclin but didn't suspend him.

JETS: All-Pro center Nick Mangold (high ankle sprain) likely will miss at least one game.

PACKERS: Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins is out for the season with a neck injury. Coach Mike McCarthy said it wasn't clear if Collins will need surgery.

PANTHERS: Linebacker Thomas Davis is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee for the third time in less than 23 months.

SEAHAWKS: Offensive lineman Robert Gallery (groin) needs surgery and will miss at least a month.

Vick has concussion but status unclear 09/20/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:21am]

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