Reid Names Nick Foles Starting QB for Remainder of Year, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistDecember 4, 2012

Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the game at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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It took a little longer than expected, but we got confirmation on Monday that Nick Foles will be the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback for the remainder of the season, assuming of course that the rookie signal-caller is able to stay healthy. 

Head coach Andy Reid has made it official, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer

Staying healthy, though, is something that Michael Vick wasn't able to do, as Vick had yet to pass his baseline concussion test at the start of this week. With an eight-figure non-guaranteed payday coming his way five days after the Super Bowl, there's now a chance Vick never takes another snap in Philadelphia. 

The question, now, is whether Foles will do enough between now and Dec. 30 to earn a starting role entering the offseason. He took some baby steps in the right direction Sunday night against Dallas (which we'll elaborate on later today on this blog), but there's no telling what a new coaching regime will want to do with at the quarterback spot.

And there's still no guarantee the coaching regime is new.

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...


Dallas Cowboys

From Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News: DeMarco Murray is "fine" after a heavy workload in his return to the lineup. We'll get more from Murray in a one-on-one discussion later this morning on the blog.

From Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Jason Garrett had a message for his players in light of the tragic event that took place in Kansas City over the weekend.


New York Giants

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: It looks as though swing tackle Sean Locklear suffered a serious knee injury Monday night.

From Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News: Linval Joseph doesn't believe he deserved the unnecessary roughness penalty he was flagged for against the Redskins.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Bo Wulf of Andy Reid explains the decision to fire defensive line coach Jim Washburn.

From's Geoff Mosher: Reid has reportedly admitted to botching the Juan Castillo-Jim Washburn situation.


Washington Redskins

From Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Trent Williams and London Fletcher gutted it out, playing through pain against the Giants.

From Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post: Redskins owner Dan Snyder apparently used some foul language to describe his hatred for the Giants after Monday night's victory.