Saturday NFL Notes
- By: Michael Corvo
- On: 8/17/2013 6:32:00 PM
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In other quarterback competition news, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is still yet to name a starter for the teams third preseason game next Saturday, but said that decision will be announced on Monday. After Nick Foles got the start on Friday, Michael Vick took the majority of first-team reps in Saturdays practice. The third preseason game tends to be the most serious dress rehearsal, so Kellys decision could provide insight on who will get the nod on September 9.
Mike Smith said Roddy White (sprained ankle) will not play in the third preseason game, likely ending his preseason altogether. The injury does not appear to be worrisome, though, as Smith acknowledged that the wideout would likely play if it were in the regular season. He should be ready for Week 1.
Speaking of Falcons pass-catchers, TE Tony Gonzalez is expected to return to the team on Sunday and play in the next preseason game vs. Tennessee. Gonzalez had left training camp after two days, and will take the field in order to get some more practice with Matt Ryan.
After leaving Saturdays practice in an ambulance, Chargers WR Eddie Royal has been diagnosed with a bruised lung, and is being further tested for a concussion. The team is yet to announce a timetable for his return, but it could allow for more opportunities for receivers Vincent Brown, Keenan Allen, and Seyi Ajirotutu.