Wentz is expected to be a "full go" in practice this week and face no restrictions Sunday against the Colts, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. On Monday, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson cleared Wentz to retake the reigns of the offense, sending Nick Foles back to a reserve role. Wentz was a limited participant the first two weeks of the season, but put in increasingly impressive workouts during pregame warmups the first two game days. He told Garafolo on Wednesday that it's a "realistic expectation" for him to perform like the MVP candidate he was before suffering a torn ACL in Week 14 of last season. However, it's similarly realistic that there will be an acclimation process for Wentz with a number of the Eagles' skill-position players expected to be sidelined -- or at least hindered by injury -- in his first start in a little more than nine months. Wednesday's injury report confirmed that Wentz has returned to full practice participation, according to Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com.
Wentz (knee) has been cleared to start this coming Sunday's game against the Colts. The return of Wentz should provide the 1-1 Eagles with a nice boost, but in his return to game action he'll be throwing to a depleted wideout corps that has yet to welcome Alshon Jeffery back from shoulder surgery and is now without Mike Wallace (ankle) indefinitely.
Wentz (knee) is on track to return to action Week 3 against the Colts, pending final medical clearance, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. While Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported earlier Sunday that Wentz would likely be cleared for contact during the upcoming week, there was less optimism that the Eagles would reinsert the third-year player as their starting quarterback immediately upon his return to full practice. Philadelphia has intended to take a cautious approach all along with their franchise signal-caller in his recovery from knee surgery, but Wentz may have convinced the team he was ready to play again after reportedly turning in an impressive practice last Wednesday. He'll likely ramp up his workload in the Eagles' subsequent sessions this week before meeting with his doctors for a final verdict on his availability for the matchup with Indianapolis. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will start Sunday's game against the Buccaneers before returning to the backup role next week if Wentz is deemed ready to go.
Wentz (knee) is expected to remain inactive for the Eagles' Week 2 matchup with the Buccaneers after head coach Doug Pederson named Nick Foles the team's starting quarterback Wednesday, Dave Spadaro of the Eagles' official site reports. According to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Wentz still has yet to be cleared for contact in practices, so it's no surprise the Eagles are planning to proceed with Foles as their top signal-caller for the second straight week. The Eagles have thus far been reluctant to issue a firm target date for Wentz's season debut, and that's unlikely to change while he remains a spectator during 11-on-11 drills. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Tuesday that Wentz hasn't experienced any setbacks in his recovery from the torn ACL in his left knee he suffered in Week 14 of last season, but the Eagles aren't inclined to rush their franchise quarterback back into action until they're confident he's 100 percent healthy.
The Eagles don't appear to have a firm target date for Wentz's (knee) return to game action, with the quarterback seemingly "a couple more weeks" from playing, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported Sunday that Wentz hasn't officially been ruled out for the Eagles' Week 2 game in Tampa Bay and could be a more realistic option for Week 3 against the Colts, but Garofolo's comments Tuesday on the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" program seem to refute the notion that the third-year signal-caller's return is imminent. While careful to note that Wentz hasn't suffered a setback in his recovery from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, Garofolo relayed that the Eagles have "no hard and fast plan" for when their franchise quarterback will be back under center. Expect the Eagles to continue evaluating the matter on a week-to-week basis, with offensive coordinator Mike Groh revealing that the team will name its Week 2 starter when head coach Doug Pederson meets with the media Wednesday, per Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/12||@New York Giants||8||15.50|
|11||11/18||@New Orleans Saints||30||33.50|
|12||11/25||New York Giants||8||15.50|
|15||12/17||@Los Angeles Rams||1||5.00|
|3 Year Avg||61.5||3539||24||10||224||1||301|