Stevan Ridley, who missed a couple of days of practice last week with a knee injury, did take the field in the second half and also fielded a kickoff, a positive sign.
Defensively, the Patriots’ young guns did fairly well.
Facing Michael Vick, one of the most talented and challenging quarterbacks they’ll play against this season, the defense gave up one first down on the Eagles’ first possession, and then knocked Vick out of the game on their second.
Vick was injured when he was chased out of the pocket when tackle Kyle Love burst through the middle. He looked for big-play receiver DeSean Jackson down the field, but when he let the ball fly, the quarterback was drilled by Jermaine Cunningham.
He was tended to on the field, pulled from the game, and taken to the locker room to have his ribs examined. The X-rays were negative.
On the same drive, with backup Nick Foles running the offense, Ron Brace collected a sack, pushing back right guard Danny Watkins.
It was a bright spot for Brace, who is fighting for a roster spot and has missed a few days of camp because of an injury.