Vick says sore groin has improved

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick says his sore groin has improved but says he didn't try to test the injury as he took a reduced role in today's practice.

Vick had to leave the Atlanta Falcons' loss to Dallas late in the game Saturday night due to the injury. He is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Carolina and reported the sore groin "feels better." Vick said he just wanted to take the day off and make sure that he is 100 percent when he returns.

Backup Matt Schaub took the majority of the snaps with the first-team offense as he prepares for what could be his first start since October 9th, 2005 against New England. Vick, who has never started more than 15 games in a season, has made every start this season.

Schaub had attempted only one pass this season before going 3 for 5 passing for 33 yards when playing behind Vick in the 38-to-28 loss to Dallas.

Schaub is Oh-and-2 as a starter, though he completed 18 of 34 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in a 31-to-28 loss to the then-defending Super Bowl champion Patriots last season in Atlanta.