Foles entered Sunday's 43-35 win over the Rams in the fourth quarter in place of injured starting quarterback Carson Wentz (knee), completing six of 10 passes for 42 yards and gaining nine yards on a scramble.
While he wasn't responsible for any touchdowns, Foles was cool under pressure with the Eagles trailing by four points on the road in the final quarter. He led the team on two successful drives that culminated in field goals by Jake Elliott, with the kicker's conversion from 33 yards with 3:45 remaining holding up as the game-winning score. Although he acquitted himself well in relief Sunday, Foles would be hard pressed to match the production Wentz has posted in a starting role throughout his sophomore campaign if it's determined that the NFL MVP candidate suffered a season-ending injury against the Rams. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Eagles fear that Wentz may have torn the ACL in his left knee, though the team won't know the full extent of the injury until after he undergoes an MRI on Monday.
Foles (elbow) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Foles has been recovering for over a month now, but he's set to back up Carson Wentz against the Redskins on Sunday.
Pederson said Foles is still considered day-to-day and is expected to throw during the upcoming week. While he may not be available for the preseason finale, Foles apparently is on track to serve as Carson Wentz's backup Week 1.
Head coach Doug Pederson said Foles (elbow) had a setback this week, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Foles, who hasn't participated in the preseason, seemingly overworked his arm in practice Monday. If he isn't ready to go in time for the regular season, Matt McGloin will take over as the backup to Carson Wentz.
Foles (elbow) will be sidelined for Thursday's preseason game against Miami, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
Although Foles has been practicing, the Eagles see no reason to push him and risk him further aggravating his elbow. Matt McGloin is expected to receive a good chunk of preseason snaps, but still expect Foles to be the backup for the 2016 second-overall pick, Carson Wentz, when the Week 1 depth chart is set.
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|2015||St. Louis Rams||11||11||337||190||56.4||2052||6.09||68||7||10||14/98||27||8||69.0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||3||1||55||36||65.5||410||7.45||49||3||0||4/34||7||1||105.9|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||11||11||17||20||1.2||10||1||0||4|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||3||1||4||-4||-1.0||-1||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||11||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||11||5||2||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|