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Eagles’ Vick back at QB in finale for injured Foles

– Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles has a broken right hand, and coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick will likely start against the New York Giants in Sunday’s season finale.

Reid said Foles broke his hand in the second quarter of a loss to Washington, but returned after X-rays at the stadium were negative. Vick hasn’t played since a concussion Nov. 11.

“There’s a pretty good chance Michael will be the starter,” Reid said. “That’s what we’re looking at right now. That’s the direction I’m going as we speak right now.”

Despite injury, Packers want Cobb on returns

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says leading receiver Randall Cobb is too valuable to take off of kick returns for safety reasons.

McCarthy said if Cobb is healthy, he will be the Packers’ full-time punt and kick returner, even in the wake of the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday’s 55-7 rout of Tennessee.

“I’ll be honest with you: I don’t have a really high tolerance for this (question) because I don’t understand how you play scared in the game of football,” McCarthy said.

Tebow willing to play wildcat, Ryan says

Rex Ryan acknowledges that Tim Tebow was “disappointed” the New York Jets coach chose Greg McElroy over him to start for the benched Mark Sanchez, but says Tebow would have played in any role that was asked of him – including the wildcat. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press Tebow asked out of his wildcat duties last week after hearing that third-stringer McElroy would start.

Around the league

The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract extension with veteran long snapper Patrick Mannelly. … Trent Richardson (ankle) and Brandon Weeden (shoulder) were not ruled out for Sunday. … Buffalo has placed tight end Scott Chandler (knee) on injured reserve.

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