It’s been reported that Carson Wentz might not play a single snap during the Philadelphia Eagles’ preseason slate. On Tuesday, head coach Doug Pederson confirmed he would not play Wentz for at least the first preseason game.
Wentz, who hasn’t been participating in 11-on-11 drills due to a cautious approach to his recovery, will continue to maintain his present course next week as well, Pederson said.
Doug Pederson says Carson Wentz has been getting in good work in 7-on-7s, expects to see similar plan next week.
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) August 7, 2018
The Eagles are focused on making sure Wentz does not suffer a setback, much more than they are concerned with getting him back to action in Week 1. The third-year quarterback has stated he believes he could be ready to play in Week 1, but based on the way Philadelphia is approaching his recovery this summer that seems unlikely.
As Wentz remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Nick Foles may also not play.
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) August 7, 2018
He’s dealing with “upper body soreness” that Pederson says is not related to the elbow injury he suffered last year.
Nick Foles has been dealing with spasms in his neck/shoulder area on his throwing side, keeping him out of the practice the last three days.
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) August 7, 2018
If Foles is not able to play Thursday, then fans will get a heavy dose of Nate Sudfeld and Joe Callahan.