PHILADELPHIA - As of Wednesday afternoon, Eagles coach Chip Kelly still hadn't decided which quarterback will start Friday's season opener against New England.

And he isn't particularly worried about it. Michael Vick and Nick Foles are both going to get plenty of playing time against the Patriots.

"They are both going to get reps, so whoever gets the first reps doesn't matter," Kelly said after their joint practice with the Patriots Wednesday. "I wouldn't say whoever starts the game will be the starter (for the regular season)."

Both Vick and Foles took turns running the first team offense in practice against the Patriots, just as they have throughout training camp.

Vick has been more impressive, but Foles has also performed well overall. Although they are competing for the starting job, they are also rooting for the other one.

"If it's me (starting Friday), I know Mike will be cheering me on," Foles said Wednesday. "And if it's Mike, I know I'm going to be cheering him on. We're pushing each other every day, but we're also teammates."


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