Head coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday that Wentz (back) will have "no limitations" placed on him during OTAs, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Pederson reiterated that Wentz has already done plenty of offseason work and has proven he doesn't need any restrictions during the voluntary workouts. The fact that Wentz is already being described as a full participant in drills this early in the offseason is a great sign for the quarterback's health heading into training camp. He's under team control through 2020 and could receive a contract extension this summer.
The Eagles exercised the fifth-year option on Wentz's (back) contract, Chris McPherson of the team's official site reports. Despite tending to injuries in both of the past two seasons, Wentz has reached the 3,000-yard threshold through the air in all three of his campaigns. His fearless nature forced him from the field in 2017 due to a torn ACL and last year as a result of a stress fracture in his back. Fortunately for Wentz, the Eagles allowed Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles to walk in free agency this offseason and further committed to the former by locking him into the fifth and final year of his rookie contract. Wentz continues to recover from the back injury but is hopeful he'll be able to participate in OTAs in May.
Wentz (back) is still working his way back to health and hopes to be ready for OTAs in May, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Wentz avoided surgery after missing the final five games (including playoffs) of the 2018 campaign, but it's nonetheless been a slow process to recover from a stress fracture in his back. He's present Monday for the start of the Eagles' voluntary offseason program, with his rehab presumably allowing for some degree of strength and conditioning work. The 26-year-old quarterback is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, though it's only a matter of time before the Eagles exercise the fifth-year option. General manager Howie Roseman has already acknowledged the possibility of Wentz receiving a contract extension this spring or summer. Philadelphia upgraded his supporting cast during the offseason with the additions of wide receiver DeSean Jackson (Achilles) and running back Jordan Howard.
GM Howie Roseman said Monday that he wants to sign Wentz (back) to an extension, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports. "We have to be realistic about the fact that we have a quarterback we want to pay and we want to extend long term," Roseman relayed. "We want to have a team led by a franchise type of quarterback. We know that we have that in Carson." Wentz has a few things to sort out before he puts pen to paper on a long-term deal. First and foremost, the team no doubt will exercise the fifth-year option on his rookie contract before the May 2 deadline. Beyond that, Wentz has been going through rehabilitation after missing the final three regular-season games and subsequent playoff run due to a fractured vertebra. Roseman wouldn't touch on Wentz's health, citing "HIPPA laws." However, Roseman added, "We are incredibly optimistic about where we are in that area [with injured players]." Once Wentz's health is revived, he won't have the specter of Nick Foles breathing down his neck and thus will be able to focus on leading an Eagles offense that added wideout DeSean Jackson during the offseason. Coach Doug Pederson hasn't been willing to elaborate on a rehab timeline, but he did say he hopes to have his franchise quarterback ready for OTAs, per Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger.
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman isn't ready to discuss a timeline for Wentz's return from a back injury, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports. Held out for the final three games of the regular season as well as two playoff contests, Wentz didn't end up needing surgery for the stress fracture in his back. A report in mid-January suggested he should be ready for the start of the offseason program in mid-April, while fellow quarterback Nick Foles is expected to find a new home before that time. Even if doesn't have full clearance for OTAs and minicamp, Wentz should be 100 percent before the start of training camp in late July.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/27||@Green Bay Packers||22||21.25|
|5||10/06||New York Jets||27||22.38|
|11||11/17||New England Patriots||18||19.95|
|14||12/10||New York Giants||13||18.75|
|17||12/29||@New York Giants||13||18.75|
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