EAGLES WENTZ REACTION TO NOT PLAYING IN EXO OPENER: MEH!

By Peter Brennan

Eagles coach Doug Pederson made news of a sort yesterday when he said that he wasn’t sure if starting quarterback Carson Wentz would put his injury-prone body at risk by playing in tomorrow night’s exo opener against the Titans at the Linc.

Wentz, who missed the last three game of the 2018 regular season with a broken bone in his back, waved off the significance of playing:

“Preseason’s helpful, but I don’t think it’s a necessity,” Wentz told NBC Sports Philly. “No matter how much I’m out there I’ll be confident in Week One. . . .

“I think a little bit is helpful. But it’s definitely never needed.”

That’s probably a universal sentiment, though you’d understand why the Eagles might want to get him some time during an exhibition game, if not Thursday’s against the Titans.

Wentz didn’t play at all during last year’s preseason while rehabbing his knee, and while he missed the end of last season with his back injury, there’s no apparent problem there.

“It’s his decision,” Wentz said of Pederson. “I’ll be ready either way. Whenever it is we get out there I’ll be ready and I’m excited for it.”

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