PHILADELHPIA - Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy both participated in Tuesday's light, non-contact practice for the first time since suffering concussions last month.

Vick was practicing for the first time since getting hurt against Dallas on Nov. 11. McCoy got a concussion at Washington a week later.

Their availability for Thursday night's game against Cincinnati is still up in the air, however. Both players must be cleared by an independent neurologist in order to play in a game.

Head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said Tuesday that he is trying to get both players in to see the neurologist on Wednesday.

"Those two guys are really coming along," said Burkholder, who added that both had passed their ImPACT tests. "I'll monitor them and we'll just go as we go."

Vick is not scheduled to play against the Bengals anyway. Rookie Nick Foles will start the final three games of the regular season. He started the previous four games and threw the game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in a 23-21 win at Tampa Bay Sunday.

McCoy may also be placed into a reserve role behind rookie Bryce Brown.

 

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