Michael Vick has another chance to show his teammates and the rest of the league heís still a pretty good quarterback.
Vick will start Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles (4-11) close out their season against the New York Giants (8-7). Itís fitting Vick will play possibly his last game for the Eagles at the Meadowlands.
Things havenít been quite the same for Vick and the team since his last start at the Giants. On Dec. 19, 2010, Vick led the Eagles back from a 21-point deficit with 8:17 remaining to beat the Giants 38-31 and clinch the NFC East title.
That remarkable comeback was the highlight of his four seasons in Philadelphia. Vick was the AP Comeback Player of the Year in 2010, started for the NFC in his fourth Pro Bowl and signed a $100 million contract before the start of the next season.
But since that win over the Giants, the Eagles are 10-14 in Vickís starts, including a playoff loss to Green Bay.
What went wrong?
ďI canít tell you,Ē Vick said Wednesday. ďJust so many moving parts, guys in and out. We had coaching changes and things of that nature. I really canít say what happened or what went wrong. Iíd have to go back and look at all the film. We all have to evaluate and assess our situation as far as what happened at the conclusion of the season. It is what it is. Itís not the first organization this has happened to and it certainly wonít be the last. Hopefully it wonít be this one.Ē
Vick is eager to get on the field after a concussion forced him to miss five games and being a healthy scratch last week.
Rookie Nick Foles was named the starter for the rest of the season after Vick missed a couple games, but Foles is out with a broken hand.
Cardinals to start Hoyer
The Arizona Cardinals will give Brian Hoyer his first NFL start, less than three weeks after the team claimed him off waivers from Pittsburgh.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Wednesday that the former Michigan State quarterback will start for the Cardinals in their season finale Sunday at San Francisco.
Hoyer, who spent three seasons as a backup in New England and was out of a job for most of this season, will be the fourth starter at quarterback for the Cardinals this year, operating an offense that ranks last in the NFL.
Around the league
An illness running through the Kansas City Chiefs the past few weeks kept running back Jamaal Charles, linebacker Tamba Hali and left tackle Donald Stephenson out of practice Wednesday. Ö Raiders quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor shared reps in practice. However, coach Dennis Allen did not select a starter for Sundayís game in San Diego. Ö The Chicago Bears signed safety Troy Nolan, who has five tackles in seven games this season with Houston and Miami. Ö New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson suffered a concussion and injured a knee during the teamís loss to San Diego on Sunday, and his status for the season finale at Buffalo is uncertain.
Brent indicted in Dallas
A grand jury in Texas has formally indicted Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent on one count of intoxication manslaughter.
Brent is charged in connection with a Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and Cowboys practice squad member Jerry Brown. He is out of jail on $100,000 bond.
No court dates have been scheduled.