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Eagles Not Ruling Out McNabb

The Philadelphia Eagles again refused to rule out the possibility of quarterback Donovan McNabb being in the lineup this weekend with a fractured rib.

"Anything can happen," McNabb said in a written statement posted on the team's Web site. "It's just Monday right now, but if Friday and Saturday come along and I'm feeling a lot better, you just never know."

McNabb is unlikely to practice this week, Eagles Coach Andy Reid announced. But Reid left open the possibility of McNabb playing Sunday at home against the New Orleans Saints even without participating in practice all week.

"We've seen him do that before and play a pretty good game," Reid said, according to the club's Web site.

There have been reports that McNabb is likely to be sidelined at least one game with the injury, which was suffered during Sunday's season-opening triumph at Carolina.

Backup Kevin Kolb would be in line to take over as the starter if McNabb is sidelined, and the Eagles probably would add a quarterback to the roster to back up Kolb.

Quarterback Michael Vick is eligible to play in the Eagles' third game of the season, under the terms of his reinstatement by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

By Mark Maske  |  September 14, 2009; 3:58 PM ET  | Category:  Eagles Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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