It's too bad Nick Foles will return to a backup role in 2018 because he ended 2017 as the hottest quarterback in the NFL. That's because he won Super Bowl LII as the starter in Philadelphia with Carson Wentz (torn ACL) out. Wentz is expected to be fine for Week 1, which means Foles is back to the bench, but Foles was exceptional in leading the Eagles to the championship. Against Minnesota in the NFC Championship Game and New England in the Super Bowl, Foles combined for 725 passing yards, six touchdowns and one interception. He also had 33 Fantasy points in a standard league in one regular-season start for Wentz, who was hurt in Week 14. If Wentz suffers a setback in his rehab and Foles does get to play early in the year, he could be worth a late-round pick in the majority of leagues. But most likely, Foles won't be drafted in re-draft leagues. In dynasty leagues, take a flier on Foles with a late-round pick since he'll be a free agent after this season and could end up as a starter in 2019
Foles (neck) is expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports. Foles sat out this past Thursday's preseason opener while recovering from muscle spasms in his neck, but it looks as though he's past that issue and ready for some in-game reps. While Foles is clearly the Eagles' No. 2 QB, franchise signal-caller Carson Wentz is still bouncing back from a knee injury and acknowledged Tuesday that his Week 1 availability could turn into a close call.
Foles (neck) will be a limited participant at practice Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Foles didn't play in Thursday's preseason opener while recovering from muscle spasms in his neck, but a full return to practice shouldn't be too far off at this point. The team has no incentive to push Foles' return, especially with franchise quarterback Carson Wentz still working his way back from a knee injury.
Foles is dealing with muscle spasms in his neck area, Martin Frank of the Delaware News reports. The issue has kept Foles out of practice of late, but the QB is confident that he'll be fine before long. It's safe to assume that Foles won't be playing in Thursday's preseason opener, as there's no upside in pushing him, especially with franchise signal-caller Carson Wentz still working his way back from a knee injury.
Foles (upper body) isn't practicing Tuesday and likely will be held out of Thursday's preseason opener against the Steelers, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. With Carson Wentz (knee) still a limited participant and Foles held out for a third straight day, the Eagles presumably will be left with Nate Sudfeld and Joe Callahan at quarterback for Thursday's game. There hasn't been any indication that Foles is dealing with a serious injury.
Foles is dealing with unspecified "upper body soreness," Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports. As a result, the QB was a spectator for Monday's practice. If things go as hoped, Carson Wentz (knee) will be able to reclaim the Eagles' starting QB role in time to get the starting nod Week 1, but Foles remains on hand, giving the team a highly capable contingency plan in the event that Wentz suffers any setbacks or is simply brought back slowly by the team with the long haul in mind.
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