Eagles' Reid never considered benching QB Vick

Updated: November 1, 2012, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick remains the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, for next week and beyond.

Coach Andy Reid said Thursday he never considered benching Vick, he just wanted to step back and evaluate the beleaguered veteran.

His appraisal complete, Reid threw his full support behind Vick after practice and was ready to move forward with him under center for Monday's game at New Orleans (2-5). Rookie Nick Foles, a preseason star, remains the backup.

"Michael was the quarterback, ...

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