Thursday, September 16, 2010

Reid cuts Kolb from fantasy team

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles head coach Andy Reid dropped quarterback Kevin Kolb from his fantasy football team Thursday, one day after Kolb and linebacker Stewart Bradley failed post-concussion exams. Both players sustained concussions in the Eagles' loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

"I just felt that, as far as my fantasy team ("Reid Between the Lines") was concerned, there were more productive options at quarterback," Reid said. "That doesn't mean that I don't have complete confidence in Kevin as quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles. Just not as quarterback of Reid Between the Lines."

Reid said he expects the impact of Kolb's injury on his fantasy team to be minor, as Kolb was the team's backup quarterback.

"I have (New Orleans Saints quarterback) Drew Brees as my starter," Reid said, "so Kevin really just there for insurance and for week 10, when the Saints are on their bye week.

"The guy is a fantastic player, just a great competitor," Reid added. "Brees, I mean. He's a fantasy points machine."

Reid then descibed at length the details of his search for a new backup fantasy quarterback, which he eventually completed by adding free agent Michael Vick to his fantasy roster.

"I'm not crazy about adding Vick," Reid said. "Let's face it, the guy has always been a fantasy bust. But it's just until Big Ben (Roethlisberger) comes back. Then I will release his ass.

"But for the Eagles, Vick is a terrific option," Reid quickly added. "I have complete confidence in Michael. For the Eagles."

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