Injury Update

Posted: August 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 3 Comments »

The Eagles got some big news on Saturday.

This was anticipated, but it is still good to officially here. Doug Pederson said Wentz would need some time in 11-on-11’s to get ready for the regular season.

Jimmy Bama, BLG and Jeff “Don’t call me John” McLane all said emphatically that they expect Wentz back for the season opener based on what they saw this summer. The coaches and medical staff had certain benchmarks for Wentz to clear and he’s obviously done that to advance to playing in 11-on-11 sessions.

Wentz is getting closer, but the team isn’t going to rush him back just to make sure he’s there for the opener. They will only put him out there if he is all the way back and ready to go. Wentz is focused on playing the first game of the season. The Eagles are focused on having him healthy for the next decade. Gotta think big picture on this issue.

RapSheet has been a terrible source for Eagles news in the past year or so, but Foles didn’t think he was seriously hurt on Thursday night so this report feels right. The Eagles have a great trio of QBs. They just have to get them all healthy at the same time.

What about the rest of the team?

That’s not good news. Rodgers had firmly established himself as the #3 TE. I hope he’s okay, but we haven’t gotten any updates. TE Josh Perkins was being evluated for a concussion. No update on that. Billy Brown might be the #3 TE if these guys are out for a while.

The Eagles may be doing a lot of TE scouting in the coming days.

More bad news. Treggs was fighting for a roster spot with Markus Wheaton and Kamar Aiken. All 3 of those veterans have done some things to put themselves in the mix for spot at WR. Any of them could still win that job, but Treggs will have a hard time since he’s out for a while.

To help with depth at receiver, the Eagles made a move.

Prince was a star for the Philadelphia Soul. You won’t remember him from college. He played basketball, not football. The Eagles are looking for someone to eat up practice and possibly game reps. There aren’t a lot of good options on the street. You’re not calling Dez Bryant for this type of situation. You call someone like Prince and give him the chance of a lifetime.

https://twitter.com/soulfootball/status/1030876897473978369

I’m guessing he’ll be pleasantly surprised at the lack of walls in the NFL.

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3 Comments on “Injury Update”

  1. 1 Eagles News: Philadelphia is looking smart to steal Nate Sudfeld away from Redskins - Football News Latest said at 2:36 PM on August 19th, 2018:

    […] Injury Update – Iggles BlitzJimmy Bama, BLG and Jeff “Don’t call me John” McLane all said emphatically that they expect Wentz back for the season opener based on what they saw this summer. The coaches and medical staff had certain benchmarks for Wentz to clear and he’s obviously done that to advance to playing in 11-on-11 sessions. […]

  2. 2 Eagles are looking smart to steal Nate Sudfeld away from Washington – USA News Hub said at 7:40 AM on August 20th, 2018:

    […] Injury Update – Iggles BlitzJimmy Bama, BLG and Jeff “Don’t call me John” McLane all said emphatically that they expect Wentz back for the season opener based on what they saw this summer. The coaches and medical staff had certain benchmarks for Wentz to clear and he’s obviously done that to advance to playing in 11-on-11 sessions. […]

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    […] Injury Update – Iggles BlitzJimmy Bama, BLG and Jeff “Don’t call me John” McLane all said emphatically that they expect Wentz back for the season opener based on what they saw this summer. The coaches and medical staff had certain benchmarks for Wentz to clear and he’s obviously done that to advance to playing in 11-on-11 sessions. […]