With a swarm of reporters surrounding backup quarterback Nick Foles, Michael Vick saw an opening and took off.
Injured ribs didn't affect Vick's escapability in the locker room.
Still, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback stopped to say he is "doing good, feeling better," and there is no doubt he will be ready when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Cleveland Browns in Week 1.
Vick didn't practice Wednesday after bruising his ribs during a win at New England on Monday, and Eagles coach Andy Reid said he probably won't play the rest of the preseason. Foles, the rookie third-round pick, will start in his place Friday night at the Browns.
"That was a pretty good shot he took," Reid said of the hit that knocked Vick out of the game against the Patriots after just six plays. "It was in a soft spot, and a good shot he took."
Vick is just 4 for 7 for 11 yards and has been on the field for only 12 plays in the first two preseason games. If he doesn't play again, he could be rusty for the season opener.
"Would I like him to have some more reps? Would he like more reps? Yeah, I'm sure both of us would like him to have more reps, but you bank on his maturity and experience to get him through a situation like this," Reid said. "So, that's what we'll do."
Browns' Haden kicked out of practice
Joe Haden's training camp ended before any of his Browns teammates were finished.
Arguably Cleveland's best defensive player, Haden was kicked off the practice field Wednesday by coach Pat Shurmur, who felt the third-year cornerback was being too physical with rookie wide receiver Travis Benjamin during a passing drill on the final day of workouts open to fans.
Haden was ordered to leave roughly an hour into the practice by an angry Shurmur, who declined to provide details of the incident during his news conference.
"I'm not going to talk about it," Shurmur chirped. "That's between me and the player. I have a great deal of respect for Joe. If you want details, you're going to have to find it on Twitter."
During 7-on-7 drills, Benjamin caught a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone when he was taken down by Haden, who unsuccessfully tried to strip the ball and then yanked on the back of Benjamin's jersey.
Haden was back on the field for the afternoon walkthrough. After that session, Shurmur said he and Haden had cleared the air.
"Joe and I talked and everything's fine," Shurmur said. "It's a dead issue."
Around the league
Panthers • Receiver Steve Smith was on crutches after being treated for what the team described as a left foot infection. Coach Ron Rivera says Smith is being treated with antibiotics, but the former Utah star's status for the remainder of the preseason is unknown.
Seahawks • Receiver Sidney Rice will make his preseason debut for Seattle on Friday against Kansas City. Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Rice is ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason surgery on both shoulders. Rice has not played in a game since Week 12 of last season when he suffered a concussion and was placed on injured reserve.
Saints • New Orleans designated offensive line coach Aaron Kromer as the interim head coach for the first six regular-season games, when assistant head coach Joe Vitt will have to serve his suspension in connection with the NFL's bounty investigation. Vitt has been overseeing head coaching duties since Sean Payton's full season suspension began in mid-April.
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