Foles tabbed to start for Eagles on Sunday

The Sports NetworkOctober 29, 2013 

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has named Nick Foles the starter for Sunday's contest in Oakland against the Raiders.

The move comes less than 48 hours after the team cleared Foles to return to practice.

Foles left a 17-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 20 after three quarters with a head injury. In his second straight start for an injured Michael Vick, he connected on just 11-of-29 passes for 80 yards before exiting.

It was the second concussion of the young signal-caller's career, after going through a similar process as a freshman at Arizona.

Rookie quarterback Matt Barkley completed 11-of-20 passes for 129 yards and three interceptions in relief, then finished 17-of-26 for 158 yards and one pick in this past Sunday's 15-7 loss to the Giants in relief of Vick.

Foles has completed 52-of-90 passes for 622 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions for the 3-5 Eagles, who have dropped two straight games.

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