Vick named Player of Week, Eagles add safety

By JEFFREY WARNER
Staff Writer — jwarner@highhopesblog.com
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Michael Vick has been named NFC Offensive Player of the month. (AP)

Eagles QB Michael Vick is adding another accolade to his resume after his magnificent performance over the Colts Sunday. It was reported Tuesday night that Vick has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, adding to his Player of the Month honor for the month of September.

The star quarterback racked up over 290 yards of total offense and two touchdowns with a magnificent QB rating of 93.7 Sunday. But what is even more amazing is that he has not committed a turnover yet this season.

In other news, the Eagles have signed safety Colt Anderson off the Minnesota Vikings practice squad. To make room for Anderson the Birds will release RB Joique Bell.

Anderson was an undrafted rookie out of Montana in 2009. He has not gotten any NFL playing time besides preseason where he recorded nine tackles and a tackle for loss this past preseason. Since the Eagles signed him off someone else’s practice squad, he must remain on the roster for at least three weeks.

Coach Andy Reid said earlier in the week that safety Nate Allen was unlikely to play this Monday night against Washington and they needed to make a room with only three safeties on the roster. Rookie Kurt Coleman has been penciled to start at free safety alongside Quintin Mikell in Allen’s absence.

As for Bell he was signed off the Bill’s practice squad earlier this season and with his release the Eagles are left with just three running backs on the roster- Lesean Mccoy, Jerome Harrison, Eldra Buckley. The versatile WR Chad Hall has gotten some playing time as RB so could see him getting a little bit more involved in the offense.

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