Vick Practices With Team at Walk-Through
QB runs for first time since spraining ankle
November 3, 2000

MIAMI - Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick practiced with his teammates for the first time this week Friday afternoon at the team's walk-through at the Orange Bowl.

Wearing the specially ordered brace on his right ankle, Vick jogged during warm-ups and threw the ball around with teammates at the one-hour practice.

"I feel a whole lot better today, but I'm still scared to put all of my weight on the ankle," Vick said after the practice. "My feeling is if Dave's doing well, leave him in. He's practiced all week and he's earned it. I don't want to play unless they need me to. Today was the first day I did anything at all, so I'm still questionable. I'm ready, mentally, but I haven't had any work on the field this week."

Director of Athletic Training Mike Goforth made a slight adjustment to the brace, adding a ski boot strap to the top of the device, giving it more stability and making the pressure tighter.

"Things look a lot better today," Goforth said. "Mike said the brace made him a little sore, but we'll adjust it and take care of it. But he's a whole lot better than he was at the beginning of the week."

"I think everybody feels a whole lot better today than they did yesterday," head coach Frank Beamer said. "Mike Goforth made some adjustments on the brace and Michael Vick said it felt good. I think Dave [Meyer] is probably going to start."

In other injury news, flanker André Davis practiced with the team and is probable for Saturday's game.

No. 2 Virginia Tech takes on No. 3 Miami on Saturday at noon in a game that can be seen on CBS.