There’s some good — albeit expected — news with Carson Wentz.
When the Eagles return to practice Sunday, Wentz will be back in 11-on-11 drills.
Carson Wentz has been given the green light to resume 11-on-11 team work when the @Eagles return to practice Sunday. Not a surprising but encouraging development.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 18, 2018
Eagles’ QB Carson Wentz will resume 11-on-11 team work at practice Sunday, but there is no plan for him to play in preseason games, per @mortreport. Not playing in the preseason would not preclude him from opening the season as the starter. But Wentz’s return continues Sunday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 18, 2018
Earlier this week, Wentz said he expected to be back in full-team drills this coming week (see story). That’s according to the master plan set forth by the Eagles’ coaches and doctors.
Early in training camp, Wentz was involved in 11-on-11 drills but the team backed off after a few days. Doug Pederson said he saw what he wanted from Wentz and the team didn’t want to expose him to any unnecessary risk.
With less than three weeks until the season opener, Wentz is still targeting a Week 1 return. The last hurdle will still be to get cleared for contact. That hasn’t happened yet.