Eagles to start Goebel at QB Kiel replaces hurt Majkowski

October 05, 1991

Rookie quarterback Brad Goebel will get his first NFL start when the Philadelphia Eagles play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tomorrow.

K? Coach Rich Kotite yesterday chose Goebel ahead of Pat Ryan,

who had replaced injured Jim McMahon in Monday night's 23-0 loss to the Washington Redskins.

Goebel was used at the end of the Redskins game.

LTC Kotite said he preferred to keep Ryan as the second-string quarterback, having faith that Ryan would be more effective coming off the bench in mid-game.

Quarterback coach Zeke Bratkowski, who usually is in the coaching booth upstairs, will be on the sidelines tomorrow to deliver signals to Goebel.

* PACKERS: Blair Kiel will start at quarterback in place of the injured Don Majkowski.

Majkowski didn't practice during the week after hurting his left shoulder against the Rams on Sunday. Kiel replaced Majkowski in the second quarter, completing 11 of 15 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. He has started two NFL games, including one last season.

* REDSKINS: Linebacker Wilber Marshall, preparing to make his first appearance at Soldier Field since he left the Bears in 1988, missed practice with a stomach virus.

But Marshall is expected to be ready to play against Chicago tomorrow. Marshall has a 2-1 mark against his former teammates the past three years, but all three games have been at RFK Stadium. Marshall signed a $6 million deal with the Redskins as a free agent.

Meanwhile, coach Joe Gibbs said he's leaning toward activating cornerback A.J. Johnson. If Johnson, who missed the first five games with a dislocated wrist, is activated, it is expected that Clarence Vaughn will be waived to make room for him.

* CHIEFS: A second opinion on the injured left knee of cornerback Albert Lewis may keep the All-Pro sidelined for three more weeks.

What originally was thought to be a bruise by team doctors was diagnosed as a torn posterior cruciate ligament by a New York doctor.

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