NFL notes: Vick keeps job, for now

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick throws a forward pass against the Atlanta Falcons...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick throws a forward pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 28, 2012. (REUTERS)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:32 PM ET

So Michael Vick remains the starting quarterback in Philadelphia.

For this week.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid released a statement on Halloween (ahem) in which he said he was sticking with Vick for Philadelphia's game Monday night in New Orleans.

The Saints have the worst defence in the league. If Vick can't get it together this week, that'll about do it.

DEADLINE SCUTTLEBUTT: On the final full day before the NFL's trade deadline at 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, you-know-who's name came up.

Tim Tebow.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, who have been making do with a bag of compost at quarterback this year (aka Blaine Gabbert), were reported to be interested in acquiring Tebow from the New York Jets, according to a Jacksonville TV station.

That report was instantly shot down by multiple reporters.

Gabbert himself was on a conference call with Detroit reporters and said he "wouldn't consider it a battle at all" if the Jags acquired Tebow.

"I think we are pretty satisfied here at quarterback," he said, without apparently identifying who he meant by "we."

TANNEHILL PRACTISES: Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill practised on a limited basis Wednesday, after sustaining left knee and thigh injuries against the New York Jets. His status for Sunday's game at Indianapolis is day-to-day.

HOUSTON'S PROBLEM, NOT MARIO'S: Embattled defensive end Mario Williams told reporters Wednesday he was "basically" shown the door to free agency by a Texans team that did not try to keep him, and that he did not want to leave Houston.

He said he expected reporters would take that and twist it to say he didn't want to come to Buffalo. We aren't, so there.

Buffalo plays Sunday at Houston, where Williams played for six years.

BIG DANCERS: Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin aptly summed up his quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, and New York Giants' Eli Manning, before the teams knock heads on Sunday: "Both guys have been to the big dance and delivered. That's what this profession is about. That's what that position, particularly, is about."

EXTRA POINTS: Expect the NFL to fine Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall for his demonstrative berating of an official last Sunday in New York "¦ Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck isn't exactly content with his team's 4-3 record. "We haven't accomplished squat in the grand scheme of things," Luck said "¦ Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt called out players by name, even injured ones, in the locker room after the Cardinals' homefield loss to San Francisco Monday night. This, according to Darnell Dockett in the Arizona Republic. Harsh!


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