Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly walks on the field...

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly walks on the field during a joint workout with the New England Patriots at training camp in Philadelphia. (Aug. 7, 2013) Credit: AP

Eagles coach Chip Kelly is keeping his quarterback plans close to the vest, and still isn't ready to stay who his starter will be. And we're not even talking about the regular season opener. We're talking about the first game of the preseason on Friday night against the Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly. 

"They're both going to get reps," Kelly said at his news conference on Wednesday, referring to Michael Vick and Nick Foles. "So whoever takes the first rep, let’s not mark them as anything. Someone is going to be the first guy. We’ll have a plan as we go through. We’ll sit down as a staff — how many number of reps are those guys going to get? And we’ll go from there."

And will the starter for Friday's game be the starter when the Eagles start the season?

Not necessarily," Kelly said.

"We do have to have someone start the game, but I wouldn’t say the guy who starts the game is going to be the starter overall, in general, as we get going on September 9," he said. "How do we divvy up Mike and Nick’s snaps? We’ll try to make that as even as possible.”

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