Eagles' training camp is still almost seven weeks away and quarterback Michael Vick is already anxious to know his status for the upcoming season.

New coach Chip Kelly completed the off-season minicamps and organized team activities (OTAs) on Thursday without naming a starting quarterback. Vick told CSNPhilly.com after the final practice that he would like to know if he's the starter by the time the veterans report back to the NovaCare Complex for training camp on July 25.

"Hopefully, Chip makes a decision before training camp, so we can go out there as quarterbacks and just focus on this season and not have to answer questions about competition every day," Vick said.

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 For his part, Kelly has maintained that it's much too early to develop depth charts for any position. Jobs will be won or lost during training camp and the preseason games.

During the offseason practices, players were shuffled on and off the field almost non-stop in an effort to give them as many reps as possible under the new offensive and defensive systems created by Kelly and defensive coordinator Billy Davis, respectively.

Vick and quarterback Nick Foles split most of the reps with the tentative first-team offense. Rookie Matt Barkley got a few plays, as did Dennis Dixon. Besides learning the plays, the quarterbacks also had to deal with assistant coaches blocking their throwing lanes with giant fly-swatters designed to replicate pass rushers.

 "I saw kind of what I thought I'd see (from Vick and Foles)," Kelly said after practice Thursday. "They're both coachable and they both want to win. They're both here as many hours as they can possibly be here. They both really work at the game and want to get better.

 "It doesn't matter how long Mike's or Nick's been in the league or what systems they're from. They're both really wrapping around what (quarterbacks coach) Billy (Lazor) and (offensive coordinator) Pat (Shurmur) are teaching them. so I think it's fun."

 

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