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Eagles beat up on Jets in preseason finale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cody Parkey made field goals of 54, 53 and 25 yards to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Jets 37-7 in the preseason finale Thursday night.

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Quarterback Nick Foles of the Philadelphia Eagles shakes hands with quarterback Michael Vick of the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (Rich Schultz, Getty Images)

The Eagles (2-2) and Jets (2-2) rested most of their starters and several backups. Michael Vick made a one-play cameo in his first game back in Philadelphia. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback will start the season as Geno Smith’s backup.

Former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez watched along with starter Nick Foles from the Eagles sideline.

Parkey’s performance increased the rookie kicker’s chances of beating out incumbent Alex Henery for a roster spot. Henery, a fourth-round draft pick in 2011, was 1 for 3 in the preseason after missing a costly field goal in a 26-24 playoff loss to New Orleans.

Matt Barkley started for Philadelphia and threw for 253 yards and one touchdown and also ran in for a score.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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